Advertisements
Advertisements Text

Anambra State Commissioner of Police, CP Echeng Echeng, has lamented that residents of the State are keeping mute despite knowing the identities of criminals often referred to as unknown gunmen.

The activities of gunmen in the State have increased as these criminals continue to unleased mayhem in various parts of the State. The most recent incident is the gruesome murder of the lawmaker representing Aguata II Constituency in the Anambra State House of Assembly, Hon. Okechukwu Okoye, who was kidnapped by gunmen on May 15, 2022, along Aguluzigbo road, Anaocha Local Government Area of the State. The severed head of the lawmaker was found on Saturday along Nnobi road.

At a press briefing on Monday, CP Echeng asserted that it is time to pinpoint these criminal elements.

“We have been saying unknown gunmen is not the right name for these criminals. We are trying to mystify something that is not just there. 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. 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 about 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 community who should help contribute to security decides to stay quiet, that is not a good sign. Last week a person I didn’t know told me that gunmen were operating at Umunze in a Hummer Jeep, I sent a team after them, and we were told they had moved to Umichu and we pursued them and were able to take out four of them.

“You can see what information can do. That is how powerful information is, and we expect people to give information,” he stated.

Soludo Places N10m Bounty On Killers Who Beheaded Anambra Lawmaker

Gunmen Set Fire On Vehicle With At Least 30 Passengers In Sokoto

Police Declare 12 Wanted For Conspiracy, Murder Over Killings In Isu-Aniocha, Anambra

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Copyright © 2023 Powered by Bi-communications Nigieria Limited.