The Enugu State Commissioner of Police, CP Mohammed Ndatsu Aliyuon Monday led a team of heads of sister security agencies in the State and the Executive Chairman of Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area to Adani Community, for an on-the-spot assessment of acts of violence allegedly perpetrated in the early hours of Sunday 28th March by yet-to-be identified hoodlums.
A statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, Enugu Command, Daniel Ndukwe, the unfortunate incident led to the death of six persons and gunshot injuries sustained by two others, as well as the burning down of some shops and destruction of properties.
The statement disclosed that the Police Commissioner, while calling for calm, ordered the State CID to conduct tacit investigation to identify and bring perpetrators of the heinous act to book.
The commissioner further reassured commitment of the Command to collaborate with other security agencies and relevant stakeholders in the community, to avert reoccurrence of the violence.
Aliyu pleaded with members of the community to be their brothers’ keeper and eschew acts of violence, even as the Police meticulously investigate the case.
In his remarks, the Executive Chairman of the Local Government Area, Hon. Chukwudi Celestine Nnadozie, thanked the Police and other security agencies for the quick intervention, which helped in restoring normalcy in the area. He specially thanked the CP and Heads of other security agencies for embarking on the trip, noting that it would further help to restore a sense of confidence in the people of the community.
Heads of other security agencies that accompanied the Commissioner of Police were: Mr. Brown Ekwoaba (State Director, DSS, Enugu State), Mr. Valentine Afrika (Commandant, NSCDC, Enugu State Command) and Mr. Abdul Abdullahi (State Commander, NDLEA, Enugu State).