The Enugu State Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Ammani, has ordered area commanders, divisional police officers, commanders of PMF squadron bases, and other tactical and operational units of the command to deploy personnel and all the operational and intelligence resources at their disposal to put an end to the illegal sit-at-home order in the state, in accordance with the declaration of the state governor.
This was contained in a statement issued on Sunday by the command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Daniel Ndukwe.
The commissioner also directed that all strategies already devised to reverse the ugly trend be implemented to the letter, warning that lapses would not be tolerated.
The development comes on the heels of the declaration by the Enugu State Governor, Peter Ndubuisi Mbah, putting an end to the incessant sit-at-home order in the state.
According to the statement, Commissioner of Police Ammani noted that innocent and law-abiding citizens of the state deserve to go about their lawful businesses without fear of harassment or physical threats by unscrupulous and subversive criminal elements enforcing the illegal sit-at-home order.
He tasks the supervisory officers and personnel under the various commands in the state to live up to expectations by ensuring that every part of the state is visibly patrolled and necessary policing actions are taken to forestall possible adverse activities by criminal elements.
He disclosed that operations to end the illegal sit-at-home order will be jointly executed by the police, military, and other security agencies in the state.
He warned subversive elements to turn over a new leaf, as security forces would not spare any person or individuals found wanting.
Enjoining citizens of the state to cooperate with the police and the joint security forces, Ammani urged them to remain law-abiding and vigilant as they fully begin to go about their lawful businesses on Mondays.
He urged them to promptly report criminals and their activities on such days and beyond to the nearest police station or call any of the command’s emergency hotlines, 08032003702, 08075380883, 08086671202, or 08098880172, for necessary policing actions.