Enugu State Police Command has warned Enugu residents not to hold EndSARS protest in Enugu state.
A statement made available by the Police Public Relations Officer,
ASP Daniel E. Ndukwe reads:
“ENUGU STATE POLICE COMMAND PRESS RELEASE
In Reply, Please Quote:
Date: 12th october, 2020
The Director of News
RE:”DISSOLUTION OF SARS AND IGP DIRECTIVES”:
– CP directs compliance
– Entreats citizenry to be supportive and patient with the police
– Assures adequate security
– warns against breach of the peace
1. Following the dissolution of Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) subunit of the Nigeria Police Force by the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu NPM, mni and his consequent directive to redeploy Personnel in the Unit; the Commissioner of Police, Enugu State Command, CP Ahmad AbdurRahman MCPSS, MCJ, MNIM has directed strict compliance with the dissolution and directive.
2. Consequently, the Commissioner has directed the the immediate conduct of proper inventory into the human, material and operational assets of the Unit to facilitate necessary actions in respect of the dissolution and redeployment directive.
3. In line with this, the CP entreats the general public, especially residents of the State, to remain supportive and patient with the Police, as her High Command in consonance with the aspirations of the Federal Government, repositions the Police for effective service delivery.
4. To this end, he reassures continued commitment to always emplace adequate security in the State, while warning any person or group of persons perfecting plans to cause breach of the peace under whatsoever guise, to desist forthwith.
5. The Commissioner notes that the warning is sequel to credible information gathered that miscreants are perfecting plans to hinged on and/or hijack the proposed ‘End SARS’ protest and wreck havoc in the State.
6. He reiterates that such acts aimed at scuttling the hitherto peace and tranquility enjoyed in the State, will be vehemently resisted; while warning that anyone found wanting, will be made to face the full weight of the law.
7. Meanwhile, law-abiding residents of the State have been enjoined not to entertain fears and go about their lawful businesses, while promptly reporting suspected criminals and breachers of public peace to the nearest Police Station or by calling the Command’s emergency hotlines on: 08032003702, 08075390883, 080866712020 and 08098880172 or send an e-mail to: email@example.com”