The Nigerian Police have condemned the move, asking the militants to shelve their swords or face serious circumstances.
Speaking in a phone call on Thursday 18 August, Police PRO Donald Awunah, said:
“I believe they (militants) know that it is a treasonable felony to declare a republic.
“The police and other security agencies will not allow any treasonable action to be perpetrated in any part of the country. They have been warned.”