- Police survivors in the Enugu attack have lamented their ordeal
- According to one of the officers, the policemen were caught unawares when hoodlums attacked their station
- The policemen also claimed that the hoodlums would soon target police officers at home
The police in Enugu state have made a confession following an attack on one of their facilities. They said they were caught unawares when the hoodlums came to attack their station.
The incident which occurred at Iwollo community in the Ezeagu local government of Enugu state claimed the lives of four police officers, The Guardian reports.
According to a police officer, who craved anonymity, they were caught unaware.
Going further, he lamented that the Divisional Police Officer had always warned that they should take adequate measure to safeguard themselves.
In fact, he said the DPO even withdrew their men from checkpoints to avoid their being attacked, adding that the police were the target of the hoodlums.
"What they are doing now is the first stage. We heard that they will soon be moving from house to house to ascertain where the policemen live.”
Another policeman, who was lucky to escape, said some of the officers on duty were asleep when the hoodlums attacked.
Meanwhile, the Lagos and Ogun state police commands have beefed up security in different parts of their respective states to avert any possible attack.
This followed a statement by the police commissioner of police, Hakeem Odumosu, during a security summit chaired by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
Odumosu said the command was investigating threats by armed groups to attack soft targets in the commercial city.
In another news, the acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Usman Alkali launched a new security operation to check the separatist agenda of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its armed wing, the Eastern Security Network (ESN) in the southeast zone.
Alkali told journalists on Tuesday, May 18, that the operation codenamed, Operation Restore Peace (Operation RP) was customised to bring back the cherished peace that the southeast was known for.
IGP Usman Alkali has urged security operatives to be civil in carrying out their duties
Still on security news, the police command in Imo state said it arrested five members of IPOB/ESN who allegedly masterminded the murder of Sgt. Joseph Nwaka and other security operatives in the southeast state.
The command added that the feat was achieved by the crime prevention and control strategies adopted under the leadership of CP Abutu Yaro.
The commissioner of police, Yaro, disclosed this through a statement issued in Owerri by the command's spokesperson, Orlando Ikeokwu.