Heads of security agencies in Imo State on Monday vowed to crush members of the Indigenous People of Biafra over the September 14 sit-at-home order by the proscribed group.
Those who said they were ready to confront the IPOB members were the state Commissioner of Police, Dasuki Galadanchi, and the Brigadier Commander, 34 Artillery Brigade, Obinze-Owerri, HI Bature, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps; Nigeria Immigration Service; Air Force, among others.
Describing the pro-Biafran agitators as miscreants, Galadanchi said the proposed sit-at-home order was not in tandem with the laws of the land.
He, therefore, advised the members of the public to ignore the call for the sit-at-home and go about their business without fear of any attack.
Galadanchi said that the security agencies would from Tuesday begin what he termed, Operation show of force, across the state to sensitise the people to the need to ignore the IPOB order.
Meanwhile, some pan-Igbo groups on Monday endorsed the sit-at-home protest ordered by IPOB on September 14.
The groups, including the Igbo Women Assembly, Eastern Consultative Assembly, Igbo Youth Movement, as well as some students, trade unions, endorsed the IPOB directive at a meeting in Enugu.
Speaking after the meeting, the convener and leader of the Igbo Women Assembly, Maria Okwor, lamented the plight of some Igbo women who were recently locked up and arraigned before a court in Owerri, the Imo State capital.
Okwor described what happened to the women, said to be IPOB members, as humiliating.