The Commissioner of Police in Enugu State, Mr Ahmed Ammani, has ordered area commanders, divisional police officers and commanders of tactical and operational units to go after hoodlums trying to paralise business activities in the state.
Ammani gave the order on Saturday in Enugu following pockets of violence by armed-wielding hoodlums bent on causing fear and social unrest among residents.
He directed them to deploy all intelligence and operational resources at their disposal to effectively patrol and fish out miscreants that might want to disrupt public peace and security.
“You are directed to ensure that there is no disruption of businesses and other activities of law-abiding residents under the guise of enforcing illegitimate sit-at-home order in any part of the state,” he added.
Ammani reassured that the command, other security agencies and law-abiding citizens would ensure that lives and property of the residents were protected against undesirable activities of misguided criminal elements.
The commissioner said: “I urge all and sundry to remain vigilant, go about their lawful businesses and resist succumbing to the antics of the miscreants, including the spread of tension-causing fake news.
“I also enjoin law-abiding residents to continue to support and cooperate with the police and other security agencies, in their unwavering quest to quell the activities of criminal elements.”
He also called on the good people of the state to remain law-abiding, security conscious and promptly report suspected criminals to the nearest police station.
“They should call the Command’s emergency hotlines on: 08032003702, 08075390883, 08098880172 or 08086671202; or alternatively send emails to [email protected],” he added.