The Commissioner of Police, Anambra State Command, John Abang has visited the Police Stations burnt down and vandalised by the EndSARS protests recently for direct onsite assessments.
This was contained in a statement by SP Haruna Mohammed, PPRO, Anambra State Police Command on Friday, the Commissioner
Places visited by the Commissioner of Police includes Central Police Station and Area Command headquarters Nnewi, Ichi Division, Oraifite Area Command/Division, Uli Division, Ogidi and B’ Division Awka respectively.
The CP who inspected levels of destruction done to those facilities also held interactive discussions with police officers of the affected formations and sympathized with them on behalf of the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Abubakar Adamu. He encouraged them to overcome the tragedies and focus now on their constitutional duties. He also stated that while reconstruction works are ongoing at the affected areas sponsord by some well meaning individuals in those Communities,a temporary operational base would be set up immediately and that police duties will continue in earnest despite the unfortunate incidents.
The CP equally revealed that Police have commenced operations fully throughout the State in order to stem the tide of Crime. The operations which includes deployment of Police operatives to all nooks and crannies in the State, surveillance,twenty four hours patrol on all flashpoints as well as traffic control is aimed at ensuring that “Ndi Anambra” and other residents alike are adequately protected and secured especially during this ember periods.
Meanwhile,the CP Commended officers and men attached to Ogidi Division,CPS/Area Command Onitsha,Okpoko and B’ Division Awka for resisting attempts by the hoodlums to attack their formations and urged them to sustain this act of gallantry they exhibited. The CP equally thanked the well meaning individuals in the State who as usual volunteered to reconstruct the destroyed facilities as part of their social responsibilities of promoting safety and security in Anambra State.
Consequently, CP Abang reassures the Public that the law enforcement agencies will continue to collaborate and ensure safety and security of all citizens before during and after the Christmas and new year celebrations.