ANAMBRA State Police Command says it is rejigging strategies for crime control across the state especially as the Ember months have commenced.
The state police command also made it clear that there is nothing like unknown gunmen as it pointed out that hoodlums wielding illegal firearms and terrorising innocent citizens were visible human beings living and residing amongst the people but chose to constitute threats to public safety.
The Police Commissioner, CP Echeng Eworo Echeng, who admonished Anambra citizens to go about their normal lawful activities preceding the Christmas festivities, said the police will ensure that security of lives and properties were guaranteed these periods and always.
CP Echeng, who spoke through the police public relations officer of the state police command DSP Ikenga Tochukwu Anthony, explained further that the police is leaving no stone unturned to make sure that the peace being enjoyed in Anambra State is not truncated but sustained.
According to him,:” We are rejigging strategies. We are talking to the locals to avail us information to help us in our operations. I can tell you that the successes we have recorded so far is as a result of ndi Anambra providing us useful intelligence.
Although there was conspiracy of science initially but now it is no longer like that because people are willing to talk to us and we assure them of confidentiality of their identities.
Gone are the days people talk about unknown gunmen because there is absolutely nothing like unknown gunmen. Recently, we have paraded a lot of suspects; why we do that is to also show members of the public that the information they gave us are actually feasible.
Those alleged unknown gunmen are not invincible. They are seen and they are known. And they are apprehended too. “
On the assassination attempt on Sen. Ifeanyi Ubah, CP Echeng said it was indeed an unfortunate incident as the police lost two officers in the attack together with two civilians attached to Ifeanyi Ubah and one passerby caught by stray bullets.
The Police Commissioner maintained that Ifeanyi Ubah’s ordeal showed the price security agencies pay to guarantee sustainable peace in Anambra State.
He said investigations were still ongoing to clampdown on the assassins while police has recovered two AK47 rifles belonging to the two fallen officers and recovered vehicles too and that in due time, the police will unmask the identities of the persons who attempted to take Ifeanyi Ubah’s life.