By; PAMELA EBOH, Awka
In its efforts to ensure a crime free Yuletide season and secure the environment, the Anambra State Commissioner of Police, CP John Abang has called on all Area Commanders, DPOs /Unit heads to intensify raids of Black Spots and sustain the ongoing Stop and Search Operations/night patrols in the state.
He said the measure was geared towards denying miscreants and criminal elements the opportunity to operate within the State.
Abang directed the Department of Operations to embark on statewide visiting rounds to observe levels of compliance to the directives as well as strategies emplaced by Area Commanders, DPOs and Unit heads in their respective jurisdictions.
The CP Warned personnel to adhere strictly to rules guiding use of firearms saying that all officers in the Command are placed on red alert at their respective duty posts and directed to respond promptly to any situation or distress from members of the Public.
A statement by the state Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Haruna Mohammed partly read, In order to enhance safe and secure environment for all “Ndi Anambra” especially during this festive period and to ensure a peaceful Christmas and new year celebrations in the State,the Commissioner of Police CP John B.Abang,fdc has directed all Area Commanders, DPOS ,PMF and other striking units in the State to intensify raids on black spots and criminal hideouts; sustain the ongoing stop and search/ tactical operation duties and night patrols in order to deny miscreants and criminal elements the opportunity to operate within the State.
“The Commissioner of Police equally warned Police personnel including PMF /SPU attached to VIPs visiting the State during the yuletide period to adhere strictly to the rules governing use of firearms by Police officers.
“Any officer found violating such order would be dealt with in accordance with the laid down procedure.
Abang commended Anambra people for their cooperation and for availing the Command with useful information, noting that it has helped in promoting safety and Security in the State.
He further assured Anambra people (visitors and residents alike) of adequate protection and urged, particularly Bank Customers to be cautious when moving around with cash.
The CP urged people to report any suspicious person(s) or movements to the nearest Police Station or call police emergency number 07039194332 for prompt response.