The Anambra State Police Command, yesterday, dispersed enforcers of sit-at-home order at Nkwo market, Ihiala suburb of the state.
Our correspondent gathered that the enforcers came on motorcycles, and shot sporadically, but were repelled by the police.
Recall that there were rumours that there would be sit-at-home across South East from Monday to Thursday.
Police encounter with the enforcers was contained in a statement by the state police public relations officer, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga. Ikenga identified the enforcers as members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
The message read, “The outlawed group members, armed with guns and other dangerous weapons, came out in their numbers on a motorbike and started shooting sporadically, in an attempt to rob a bank and to disrupt commercial activities and vehicular movement going on in Ihaila.
“The joint operatives responded swiftly, which made the armed men abandon their evil plan and took to their heels. Unfortunately, due to the indiscriminate shootings by the armed group, a stray bullet hit the chief security officer of the bank on the leg and he has been taken to the hospital where he is currently receiving treatment. No life was lost.”
He said calm had returned in the area as police with other security forces had intensified patrols, and improved security dominance and surveillance in the state.
He urged members of the public to call the command’s Control Room on 07039194332 or the PRO on 08039334002 when they suspect criminal activities in all parts of the state.