At least 500 police officials have been deployed to Aba, in Abia Sate, to help restore peace in the community that has seen days of unrest.
Military deployment to the community had triggered unrest, with some reports of clash between personnel of the Nigerian Army and members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
The Inspector-General of Police (IG), Ibrahim Idris, approved the deployment of the 500 Mobile Police Force men to Aba on Tuesday.
He says they are to restore peace in the troubled commercial city.
The Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG) Operations, Taiwo Lakanu, told reporters in Aba of Friday while on a duty tour to Aba, at the Aba Police Area Command.
He said that the IG wanted peace restored to Abia and that led to the deployment of the mobile policemen.
They have started work already on a day the Nigerian Army launched its operation Egwu Eke II in the south-east area of Nigeria to quell agitations for Biafra, and also ensure there were no crime in the region in the ember month.
“You can see that we have emplaced security and that the whole place is quite and our men are on patrol.
“For now we are still monitoring. So, for now there is no problem. We are on top of the situation. We are working in tandem with other agencies and they are cooperating with us,” he said.