Ben Ezechime, Enugu
The Commissioner of Police, Enugu State Command, CP Ahmed Ammani, in company of the 82 Division Garrison Commander of the Nigerian Army Enugu, Brig. Gen. M. K. Ibrahim have visited Ehamufu community in Isi Uzo Local Government Area of Enugu State following alleged burning of a Dangote truck and unspecified number of persons.
The Enugu Command Force Public Relation Officer, Mr Daniel Ndukwe (DSP), confirmed this in the Command’s weekly bulletin in Enugu.
Ndukwe said that, the commissioner, commiserated with the families of those who lost their lives in the ‘heinous criminal act’ and other reported attacks in the area.
According to him, the CP said that the Police, with the active support and collaboration of other security agencies, will leave no stone unturned in fishing out the assailants and perpetrators of other acts of attack and murder in the area.
“He also reassures members of the Eha-Amufu community of the avowed commitment of the Security Agencies to deploy both kinetic and non-kinetic measures to decisively deal with the untoward security breaches in the area.
“While enjoining them to remain law-abiding, cooperate with the Joint Security Team and avoid acting in ways that could further breach public security and peace in the area, ” he said.
The PPRO said that the CP has ordered further deployment of operational and intelligence resources to the area.
“While also ordering the State CID to thoroughly investigate the incident, harmonize ongoing investigations into other recent criminal incidents in the community and come up with actionable findings.
“In addition, the Commissioner has dispelled in its entirety the news making the rounds that rather than goods and some travelers, as preliminary investigation has revealed, the truck was instead loaded with firearms, ammunition and bandits,” he said.
He described the rumour as baseless, misleading and an act of disinformation capable of creating unnecessary panic and escalating the situation in the area.
“Hence, the CP warned the creators and peddlers of such fake news to desist forthwith, as they will be made to face the full wrath of the law if apprehended, “Ndukwe said.
According to him, those on the entourage include DCP Olasoji Akinbayo in-charge of Operations, DCP Fidelis Ogarabe in-charge of the State CID Enugu and other Senior Police/Military Officers and the Chairman of Isi-Uzo Local Government Area, Honourable Obiora Obeagu.