Police hints at using airstrikes to combat gunmen in Anambra
Anambra State Commissioner of Police, Aderemi Adeoye, has said the Command is contemplating using airstrikes to flush out gunmen terrorising residents of North and South Senatorial Districts of the state.
Adeoye said the air raid would help to completely eradicate the insurgency in Anambra.
He stated that the Command had taken over five local government areas in the state restoring law and order to those areas.
“You will agree with me that up till now we have not used airstrikes, Why? Because we are concerned about the safety of the people there.
“We don’t want collateral damage. But if their existence will make life meaningless to innocent people, then the federal government would have been pushed to the wall to go all out and take them out, in order to secure the people who have become canon-folder in their hands.
“95 percent of their victims are their own relatives. The other five percent are travellers, who due to a lack of knowledge of the area, run into them. Our advice is to use the expressway always.
“We are working to gradually reclaim all these areas that the insurgents have turned into their hideouts, because of natural forests, harsh topography, difficult terrains, and others.
“They take refuge in that place and launch attacks from there, but now it is very difficult for them to launch such attacks and come out alive.”
Adeoye said initially all the seven local government areas that are in the Anambra South Zone were controlled by insurgents, but now other parts of the state are safe except Nnewi South and a few areas in Ihiala.
He added that out of seven local government areas, five have been reclaimed and they are working on liberating the remaining two.
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