The proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has raised an alarm over an imminent attack on some communities in the South-East region by suspected hoodlums.
This was contained in a statement issued on Thursday, December 2, by the IPOB spokesman, Emma Powerful.
According to Powerful, it was expedient for leaders and youths of the said communities to be on the alert, in order to mitigate such imminent evil.
The statement reads, “IPOB intelligence unit uncovered this wicked plot; hence the decision of the IPOB leadership to alert the affected communities of this impending attack.
“The communities according to our intelligence include Ibiasoegbe, in Imo State; Ihiala, in Anambra State; Mgbidi, in Imo State; Ubuluisiuzor, in Anambra State; Nnempi, in Imo State; Orlu, in Imo State; and Akata, in Imo State.
“We want the traditional rulers, and other local authorities in these communities to be at alert; and mobilise their youths to be vigilant and watch out against any invasion by terrorists under any guise.
“They should mount cameras and use drones to capture the scene as evidence against these criminals, who must one day certainly stand trial at the Hague.
“IPOB will stop at nothing in ensuring our people enjoy peace and safety, especially this festive season. We did it before, we shall do it again. Biafra land must witness peace again no matter how hard the enemies try to unleash mayhem.”
Meanwhile, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has assured that it has put in place effective mechanisms to insulate the e-Naira from hackers and fraudsters.
The Director, Corporate Department, CBN, Mr Osita Nwanisobi, disclosed this on Wednesday, December 1, at a Central Bank Fair in Kano.
The theme of the fair is “Promoting Financial Stability and Economic Development”.
Nwanisobi said apart from new technology to prevent cybercriminals, the CBN had introduced other measures; such as making individual passwords up to 12 digits.
“Which will make it very difficult for any cybercriminal to break and penetrate into customers accounts.
“Gone are the days when cyber crooks will be allowed to have a field day and smile home with people’s sweat.
“e-Naira is the Digital representation with the equivalent of the physical Naira, the only difference is that; while one is physical, the other one is virtual,” he said.