NPF Orders Immediate Removal Of All CCTV Cameras In And Around Afaraukwu As IPOB Members Start To Arrive For Eze Kanu's Funeral
Yesterday we broke the story about the installation of the CCTV cameras at Afaraukwu by IPOB member. (Click here for that report)
This was done supposedly at the directive of Nnamdi Kanu to monitor and cover the burial of his parent's burial Eze Israel and Sally Kanu (below) slated for tomorrow the 14th of February
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Today the Commissioner of Police in Abia State, Mr Ene Okon, has ordered the immediate removal of Close Circuit Television cameras.
He said while individuals have the right to install CCTV in their homes, nobody has the right to install one on public property or on the street because of its security implications.
Okon (below) spoke during a meeting with elders of the three autonomous communities that made up Afaraukwu earlier today at the command’s headquarters in Umuahia.
He revealed that the command had prepared its operation plans on how to police the burial venue and it will implement every minute detail of it.
We quote him:
“I invited the elders of the Afara Ukwu communities to tell you how prepared we are for the burial of the deceased monarch and his wife.
“I’m sure that the community selected February 14, as the burial date for the king and his queen to indicate the love they have for each other and commend you for that.
“I want to assure you that we are prepared to provide security during and after the burial of the monarch.
“The Police will not fold its hands and watch any group truncate the peace of Afara Ukwu and Abia State in the name of IPOB which is a proscribed organization.”
The CP further urged the elders to warn the leader of IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, to desist from playing propaganda with his parents’ burial.
He further informed:
“We are aware through intelligence that many IPOB members had arrived at Kanu’s home on Wednesday night.
“But we advise him (NK) to let them remain in his house and if he wants them to bury his parents, let them do that within his compound.”
Responding, the president-general of Isiama Afara community, Chief Ikechukwu Ndubueze (below), insisted that the community has remained peaceful and was ready to work with the police to ensure that the burial of its late monarch and his wife would be peaceful.
He further warned that nobody should come to the burial venue for any form of agitation.
More details as they unfold.