Police patrol vehicle set on fire as suspected gunmen attack Market, traders
There was heavy shooting on saturday morning in Enugu metropolis as gunmen enforcing sit at home attacked new market area.
An eyewitness account who spoke on condition of anonymity told our correspondent that a police van was burnt by the hoodlums while 2 people were shot dead during the attack
He said the situation forced people to ran for safety saying the gunmen who were numbering over 10 had stormed the New Market area as early as 6am probably to shutdown the market but they were confronted by some policemen patrolling the market area to reassure traders of their safety.
According to him, they were reported to have engaged the policemen in a gun duel and eventually succeeded in setting ablaze their vehicle
Reacting, the Commissioner of Police Enugu state Command Ahmed Ammani, in a statement made available has 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 miscreant or 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 CP has reassured that the Command, collaborating with other security agencies and law-abiding citizens, will never rest on its oars in ensuring that the lives and property of the citizenry are protected against the undesirable activities of disgruntled and misguided criminal elements, hellbent on causing unwarranted havoc to selves and fellow citizens.
The Commissioner, therefore, urged all and sundry to remain vigilant, go about their lawful businesses and resist succumbing to the antics of the miscreants, including the spread of tension-causing fake news. He also enjoins them to continue to support and cooperate with the Police and other security agencies, in their unwavering quest to quell the activities of the of criminal elements.
He said normalcy has been restored at the New Market axis of Enugu and a crack team of Police Operatives deployed to hunt down the armed hoodlums, who shot sporadically and breached public peace in the area.
To this end, the good people of the State have been called upon to remain law-abiding, 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 email@example.com,” he said
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