By Jude Atupulazi
The Anambra State Police Command says it has uncovered a plot by a self-serving to cause chaos in the country by organizing a protest in the state and has warned such people to desist from it as the police will ensure the optimal deployment of human and operational resources towards guaranteeing safety and security in the state.
A press statement signed by the Command’s image maker, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, which was made available to the Fides, read, ‘Anambra State Police Command today 8/2/2023, uncovered plans by some groups of persons to take advantage of the new Naira notes scarcity to unleash violence in some parts of the state. The Command has described the scarcity as not peculiar to Anambra State alone and noted that the Federal Government is doing everything possible to address the situation.
‘The Command hereby warns these groups/persons to shelve their planned violence or have the full weight of the law to contend with. The police, in conjunction with other security agencies, have embarked on confidence-building patrols to ensure the optimal deployment of human and operational resources towards guaranteeing safety and security in the state.
‘The Command therefore enjoins Anambrains and residents alike not to panic and urge the law-abiding residents/visitors of the state to go about their lawful duties without any fear of harassment or intimidation. In the event to request security services, call us on 07039194332 or PRO 08039334002 for a prompt response.
‘The ‘npf rescue me app’ is also available for free download on both Android and Apple IOS, for Android and iPhone users respectively.’
Fides reports that the police warning came as a result of a rumoured nationwide protest by some groups in protest against the scarcity of Naira notes.
Last Wednesday, a coalition of civil society groups had in a press conference in Abuja alerted the nation of such a protest and distanced itself from it.