By Our Correspodent
The commissioner of police, Enugu State, CP Ahmed Amanni, has deployed special operatives to forestall breakdown of law and order following the early morning attack at New Market axis of the state metropolis.
The attack led to the burning of a patrol vehicle of the police stationed at New Market. Our correspondent reports that Mr Simon Ekpa, an acclaimed leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, had declared Dec 9 to 14 2022 as sit-at-home in preparation to abort the 2023 general elections in South East.
The attackers at New Market are alleged to be enforcers of the Ekpa sit-at-home directive.
CP Ahmed Ammani, in a release by the command’s public relations officer, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, urged residents of the state to go about their lawful businesses and ‘resist succumbing to the miscreants’ antics’.
The CP further ordered area commanders, divisional police officers and commanders of all the tactical/operational units of the command ‘to ensure the maximum deployment of all the command’s intelligence and operational resources at their disposal to effectively patrol and fish out miscreants that may want to disturb public peace and security, and/or disrupt the businesses and otherwise activities of law-abiding citizens, under the guise of enforcing illegitimate sit-at-home order’.
The commissioner urged law-abiding citizens to be security conscious and promptly report criminal suspects and their activities to the nearest police station or call the command’s emergency hotlines on: 08032003702, 08075390883, 08098880172 or 08086671202; or alternatively send emails to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our correspodent reports that normalcy has been restored at New Market after the attack.