The Commissioner of Police, in Anambra State Mr Monday Kuryas, who is also standing in for the Zonal Assistant Inspector-General of Police, has commended the Police operatives for putting up a strong resistance against the attackers of Zone 13 police zonal headquarters, Ukpo.
According to a press release signed by the Zonal Police Public Relations Officer Princess Nkeiruka Nwode who said that the Anambra State Commissioner of Police Mr Kuryas, supported by other Senior Officers from Zone-thirteen Headquarters and the State Command is personally leading a special operation aimed at tracing, identifying and arresting the perpetrators to bring them to book.
He also called on proprietors of private and public hospitals including unorthodox medical facilities in and around Anambra State to admit, but report anyone found seeking medical attention for bullet wounds and related injuries to the nearest police station.
The Commissioner of Police called on citizens of the State not to panic but to go about their lawful duties assuring of the Command’s resolve to re-dominate, reclaim and secure all public spaces as directed by the Inspector-General of Police.
The Commissioner of Police enjoined members of the public to continue to support the Police with vital and timely information on the activities of criminals and other subversive elements within their respective Communities.
Operatives of the Nigeria Police attached to Zone thirteen Headquarters, Ukpo Anambra State, yesterday repelled an attack on the Zonal Headquarters by criminal elements.
The attackers, who came in their numbers shooting sporadically in order to gain access to the facility, were repelled by Police personnel on duty who showed profound gallantry in the face of the seemingly overwhelming attack.
Following the inability of the attackers to access the facility, they cowardly threw petrol bombs and Improvised Explosive Devices on vehicles within the periphery of the Headquarters.
One of the criminal elements was neutralized during the exchange of gunfire between the Police and the attackers while many of the gang members escaped with gunshot injuries.
One General-Purpose Machine Gun, Ninety-two rounds of live ammunition, one locally-made smoke pistol and an axe were recovered by the Police.
Regrettably, two police operatives sustained gunshot injuries and are presently receiving treatment.