1. On 2nd March 2018, Police Officers from Zone 9 Umuahia were on investigation activities in respect of a petition addressed to the Assistant Inspector General of Police in-charge of Zone 9 on a matter bothering on conduct likely to cause breach of peace and possible breakdown of Law and Order relating to issue of Land.
However,when the team got to UMUNZE, the Youths attacked them with dangerous weapons, and the Policemen sustained severe injuries which resulted in the death of a Policeman.
2. The area was reinforced by Police team to calm the situation but the Youths were still violent and some of them were arrested. The Command wishes to let the public know that no individual is above the Law,and we are out to protect the lives and property of the citizens and also to ensure that there is no breakdown of Law and Order.
The Suspects arrested would be charged to Court to face the Law so as to serve as a deterrence to others.
3. The Command however warns all Youths to desist from violent activities and embrace peace. We want to assure the people of Anambra State and particularly the people of UMUNZE to remain calm and go about their normal business activities without any fear of molestation, attack and harassment. We also implore all parents and guardians to call their children and wards to Order.
Thanks and God Bless.