Police repel armed hoodlums in Anambra community

Anambra State Police Command said it has repelled and dispersed armed criminal elements said to have shot sporadically at Uli community, within the precinct of the Uli Campus of Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University. 

Command spokesperson, Tochukwu Ikenga, in a statement on Thursday said the hoodlums were dispersed by the operatives who are currently on their trail.

He added that more operatives, operational, and intelligence resources of the command have been further deployed to the area to reinforce the security of the university and its environs.

He said, “Credible information from eyewitnesses reveals that the gunmen started shooting indiscriminately and unprovoked, thereby causing fear among law-abiding citizens of the community. However, no casualties were recorded, and order has been fully restored in the area.

“Meanwhile, the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Finance and administration and the Command’s acting Commissioner of Police, DCP Fidelis Ogarabe has ordered the operatives to ensure that criminal elements are fished out. 

“He reiterates the unwavering commitment of the command to maintain law and order, as well as the security and safety of residents of the community and State in general.

“Nonetheless, members of the public are advised to call the Command Control Room on *07039194332* or the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) on *08039334002* in the event of any distress. They can also use the ‘NPF Rescue Me App’, usable on Android and Apple iOS phones, to make reports.”

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