The new Abia state Commissioner of Police, Anthony Ogbizi has declared holding or flying the Biafra flag a criminal offence in the state.
Following this development, he has called for the arrest of residents caught doing so.
He made this known in Umuahia, while parading seven suspected members of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
The police boss warned that anyone found with the Biafra emblem will be arrested and charged to court because the proscription of the group by the governors of the south east automatically make it illegal.
Ogbizi said it has become illegal for anyone to operate under the IPOB which was declared a terrorist organization by the Nigerian military or adorn its emblems.
By Bright Bassey