… Charges Operatives to Confront Attackers
By Ikeugonna Eleke
Former Anambra State Commissioner of Police, CP Tony Olofu, who was last Tuesday removed as Commissioner, had on Monday led a team of police men to patrol the state, while also visiting areas where attacks had been registered.
The former Commissioner visited the houses of Lagos State Commissioner, Mr Joe Igbokwe, and Chu Okongwu, which were burnt down by attackers on Sunday.
A press release by the State Police Command’s spokesperson, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga, stated that Olofu also visited the offices of the Department of State Services (DSS), which was also attacked on the same day.
Ikenga said the commissioner decided to lead the patrol as a way to boost the confidence of police officers who had recently become targets of attacks.
He said: ‘The CP today led a team of senior police officers and tactical squads on a confidence boosting patrol within the state. The CP also visited the scene of recent attacks in the state, including the DSS office in Nnewi and the residences of Dr Joe Igbokwe and Mr Chu S.P. Okongwu.
‘He also visited the Nnewi Area Command, Otolo; Nnewi Divison, amongst others, to boost the morale of police personnel as part of efforts to tackle the new trends of security breaches.’
He said the CP, while condemning the recurring developments of public disturbance and attacks on government facilities and private residences in the state, charged the police personnel to be firm and resolute in resisting attackers, while also charging them to take the battle to the door step of the perpetrators of the acts.
The former Commissioner reassured Anambra people of the command’s avowed commitment to doing everything within its powers to maintain public security and safety in the state.
He enjoined them to remain vigilant, law-abiding and assist the Police and the security community with timely and credible crime prevention information.