Echeng Echeng

Echeng Echeng

…Avert attack on the bank

… Police, other security forces improve on security dominance and surveillance

Juliana Francis

The chief security officer of a bank in Anambra State was shot in his leg on Tuesday 9th of May as Police and military battle to disperse illegal sit-at-home enforcers from the proscribed Indigenous group of Brafia (IPOB) and Eastern Security Network ESN in Nkwo Market, Ihiala

The Anambra State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), a Deputy Superintendent of Police, Ikenga Tochukwum, said that the security forces averted an attack on the bank and successfully disperse enforcers of Sit-at-home order in the state.

But a stray bullet got the chief security officer of the bank on the leg during a shootout, but was rushed to the hospital, said Ikenga.

According to the PPRO, following the improved Operational and strategic positioning of both human and viable assets of the command by the Commissioner of Police, Echeng Echeng, the joint security forces comprising of the Police and Military by 12:30 pm on 9th May dispersed illegal sit-at-home enforcers from the proscribed Indigenous group of Brafia (IPOB) and Eastern security Network ESN in Nkwo Market, Ihiala.

Ikenga added: “The Outlawed group members armed with guns and other dangerous weapons came out in their numbers on a motorbike and started shooting sporadically, 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 CSO of the bank on the leg and he has been taken to the hospital where he is currently receiving treatment. No life was lost.

“Meanwhile, calm has returned in the area as Police with other security forces have intensified patrols, and improved security dominance and surveillance in the state.”

Ikenga added that in the event of any request for security service, members of the public are advised to call the following phone numbers: the Command Control Room Number at *07039194332* or the Public Relations Officer PRO at *08039334002*. The ‘npf rescue me app’ is also available for free download on both Android and Apple IOS, for Android and iPhone users respectively.

 

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