INSECURITY: There’s nothing Unknown About them- Anambra Police
…Reveals identities the of gunmen
THE Commissioner of Police, Anambra State Echeng Echeng, says the command has been able to unmask the hoodlums that have Since the year 2021, turned the entire South East region of the country into a war zone.
The Commissioner, who stressed that there was nothing Unknown about the men behind the mask, on Monday, while briefing newsmen in Awka, disclosed that his men had been able to identify some of the criminals terrorizing the state.
The CP threatened that the command would stop at nothing and without mercy, in dealing with the gunmen.
He, however, regretted that the indigenes of the various communities in the state had overtime proven reluctant to provide the security with vital information about the illicit activities of criminals in their areas, thereby helping the former in militating against the problem.
Hear him: “There is nothing unknown about the gunmen terrorizing Anambra State, to warrant calling then ‘unknown gunmen’.
“We have been saying that unknown gunmen is not the right name for these criminals. We are trying to mystify something that is not just there.
On the real identities of the terrorists, the CP said:
“It is time we go into demystifying them. These people are not spirits, they live with us, they are our nephews, our cousins, our brothers, and they live in communities. We know who they are.
“The problem of security is that of total silence as nobody sees something, nobody hears something and nobody says something.
“Security is collective and everyone has a part to play. Crimes are localized, and they happen in our communities. We should be able to come up with information of what is happening in our communities, not glorifying them and tagging them as unknown gunmen, otherwise, we will end up not making headways. We know them, we have actually arrested some of them and they are human beings.
“I want us to also shift the narrative that these criminals are Fulani. We have arrested some and taken out some during gun duels.
“So, when the communities that should help to contribute to security decide to stay quiet, that is not a good sign.
“The state police command has decided to go all out on these criminals. Their dens have been identified, and soon, news of their exploit will be made known.
“We will not spare any of them. Forget the narrative they push that they live in the forest, they create that impression and then return to the communities where they live.