Reporter : UCHE NDEKE
Unknown gunmen have attacked a police outpost in Mgbakwu, Awka North Local Government Area of Anambra State.
According to a resident of the area, Mr. Christian Nnenna, the hoodlums, who attacked the police outpost at about three o’clock on Sunday morning, shot one police officer and made an attempt to burn down the post, before they were repelled.
He claimed that the injured police officer was rushed to the hospital for medical treatment and described the recent attacks on security personnel as disturbing, calling for concerted efforts to nip it on the bud.
Meanwhile the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr. Monday Kuryas, has assured residents that the Command will not relent in its commitment towards ensuring that peace, safety and orderliness reign supreme in the state.
Confirming the attack on Mgbakwu Police Outpost, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, Mr. Tochukwu Ikenga, in a statement, remarked that the personnel on duty repelled the hoodlums who came with guns and dangerous weapons.
The statement warns criminals not to further test the resolve of the Command to apprehend and bring them to book.
It notes that the Command is not deterred by the criminal actions of some unscrupulous individuals and groups, who are hell- bent on unleashing violence and mayhem on the state .
“The Commissioner of Police, Anambra State Command, *CP M.B kuryas fsi *has assured Ndi Anambra that the Command is not deterred by the criminal actions of some unscrupulous individuals and groups in the State hell-bent on fomenting and unleashing violence and mayhem in the State.
“He reiterates that the Command will not relent in its commitment to delivering on its mandate of ensuring that peace, safety and order reign supreme in all nooks and crannies of the State,” the statement emphasised.
The statement calls on the people to speak out against the unwholesome criminal attacks on security agencies and critical infrastructure in the area.
It also calls on the members of the public to avail the security agencies with information that will lead to the arrest and prosecution of the criminal elements.