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Imo CP warns sit- at-home enforcers, assures safety of residents

By Charles Ogugbuaja, Owerri
23 March 2022   |   3:57 am
Imo State Commissioner of Police (CP), Rabiu Hussaini, has warned people he referred to as “disgruntled elements”, who are forcing residents in various parts of the state to sit- at -home on Mondays.

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Imo State Commissioner of Police (CP), Rabiu Hussaini, has warned people he referred to as “disgruntled elements”, who are forcing residents in various parts of the state to sit- at -home on Mondays.

Spokesperson for the command, Michael Abattam, in a statement, yesterday, on behalf of the CP, alerted that the bandits had released a letter on the social media, warning residents and schools not to come out on Mondays, warning that the peace enjoyed in the state would be maintained by his Command.

The statement reads : “Information at the disposal of the Imo State Police Command revealed that some disgruntled elements have finalised plans to illegally scuttle the already achieved peace being enjoyed by Imolites by pasting an outdated letter in sensitive areas within the state, captioned “ Notice ! Notice!! Notice!!! Warning”, which has gone viral on social media, with the intension of causing fear in the minds of Imolites, especially in our educational institutions.

“In the light of this, the State Police Command is warning in strong term any person(s) or group under any illegitimate guise, forcing residents of the state to sit-at-home on Mondays and schools not to open or causing any act that will lead to breakdown of law and order, to desist from such act as the Command will not tolerate such act and anyone caught will be made to face the full wrath of the law.”

Hussaini disclosed that the Command was working with other sister agencies to ensure that there was no breakdown of law and order.

“The Command, in collaboration with other security agencies were working assiduously to ensure that, there is no breakdown of law and order in the state.

“We have put in place a comprehensive security coverage which includes visibility policing, robust patrols and intelligence-driven stop and search operations across the length and breadth of the state,” he added.

The CP advised the innocent and law abiding persons in the state to remain calm, urging the people to report to the police with the emergency numbers he released.

While commending residents of the state for their continuous support, Hussaini advised all and sundry to remain law abiding and be vigilant enough to report any suspicious activities of person(s) to the Police Command or nearest Police formation.

“Residents should go about their lawful businesses without fear of harassment or molestation from anybody.

“Imolites should make use of the Command’s emergency numbers in time of distress:08034773600 or 08098880197,” the statement added.

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