The Anambra State Police Command on Tuesday, May 9, dispersed illegal armed enforcers of the sit-at-home order in Nkwo market in the state.
A statement released by the spokesperson of the command, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, says the men who were armed with guns and other dangerous weapons came out in their numbers on a motorbike and started shooting sporadically, in an attempt to rob a bank and to disrupt commercial activities and vehicular movement going on in Ihiala.
During the attack, the CSO of the bank was hit with a bullet and taken to the hospital.
‘’The joint operatives responded swiftly which made the armed men abandon their evil plan and took to their heels. Unfortunately, due to the indiscriminate shootings by the armed group, a stray bullet hit the chief security officer CSO of the bank on the leg and he has been taken to the hospital where he is currently receiving treatment. No life was lost''.
He said calm has been restored in the area as Police with other security forces have intensified patrols, and improved security dominance and surveillance in the state. He added that in the event of any request for security service, members of the public are advised to call the following phone numbers: the Command Control Room Number at 07039194332 or the Public Relations Officer PRO at 08039334002.
‘’The 'npf rescue me app' is also available for free download on both Android and Apple IOS, for Android and iPhone users respectively.'' he added