Police Returns To Regular Operations, Urges Public Confidence In Anambra
The Police Command in Anambra has resumed full ans regular security operations after the violent protests that followed the peaceful #EndSARS across the country.
Police operations was significantly reduced after the attacks on lives and property of men in the command.
Mr John Abang, Commissioner of Police in Anambra said revealed that no fewer than four policemen died with 11 police formations want 12 operational vehicles burnt.
Abang said the violent attacks on the Police dampened the morale of officers and men.
However, a tour of some parts of the state revealed that Police personnel were back to their normal duties.
At flashpoints like Ugwunwansike, Afor Nkpor and Nkpor Roundabout all in Idemili North Local Government Area and Upper Iweka, Owerri Road, Bridge Head and 3-3 Area all in Onitsha metropolis, Police teams were stationed to ensure ensure security of the people.
SP Haruna Mohammed, Police Public Relations Officers (PPRO) of the command who led a team of journalists said Police had reclaimed the public space and assured the people to go about their lawful business without fear.
Mohammed who spoke on behalf of Abang, the Commissioner said the command was on confidence building process adding that the morale of the personnel had been restored and their confidence boosted.
He urged residents and visitors to Anambra to be confident that Police was back to the space for the protection of lives and property.
“The Anambra State Police Command has Commenced aggressive confidence building and awareness campaign to assure the citizens and visitors of their protection and security especially during this ember period.
“The aim of such on the spot assessment visit is to build public confidence and reassure them that Police has occupied the public space and operations have resumed fully in Anambra State.
“This will further serve as deterrence and send a strong message to the misguided elements that it would not be business as usual and that the Command will deny them any opportunity to perpetrate crime in the state,” he said.
Some residents of Anambra have expressed relief that the Police were back to work.
They said the absence of Police in the last three weeks was strongly felt as criminal elements had field day robbing and molesting innocent people.
Other places visited included Nimo/ Abagana flashpoints, Oye-agu junction, Enugu Agidi road, College road Nsugbe,Ifite and Okpuno in Awka