The Nigeria Police has assured residents of Enugu, the capital of Enugu state and environs that it has brought the ugly incidents that took place earlier today, Monday under control.
It would be recalled that there were sporadic shootings in some parts of the Enugu metropolis, said to have been carried out by gunmen who claimed they were enforcing the sit-at-home order issued by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). The group had since, cancelled the order but miscreants have continued to disturb the peace in some parts of the South East in the name of IPOB.
The Enugu State Command of the Nigeria Police Force in a statement said it was in control of the situation as law and order have been restored.
The command said in part that- “Following the alleged cases of sporadic shootings at Topland Amechi-Awkunanaw, snatching and burning of a Toyota Sienna vehicle and a tricycle at Umueze and Agbani axis of Nkanu West LGA of the State by miscreants alleged to be enforcing illegal sit-at-home order, which caused panic within Enugu metropolis in the morning hours of today”.
The statement released by the Enugu State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Daniel Ndukwe, enjoined law-abiding citizens of the state to “go about their lawful businesses without fear of intimidation or harassment, as Police and other Security Operatives, have been duly deployed to further thwart the untoward activities of the miscreants in the State”.