ACCIDENTAL DISCHARGE: ANAMBRA CP WARNS POLICE, VIGILANCE GROUP
The Anambra State Police Commissioner, Mr. Muhktari Ibrahim, has warned the men of the Nigeria Police Force in his command as well as the local vigilance group against misuse of firearms no matter the circumstance.
Addressing the men of the force yesterday in Inland Town Police Division, Onitsha in one of his familiarization visits of all the police divisions in the state, Mr. Ibrahim noted that the era of accidental discharge was over among the police formations in the state.
'Any body who uses his firearms wrongly will be dealt with,' the police commissioner said.
According to him, the state had experienced relative peace in the recent time as a result of the proactive and resilience on the side of the police, adding that the effort of the state government in collaboration with the local vigilance group had contributed to the success of providing security to the people.
'Any vigilante who uses his firearm on any individual in the society and resulted into wounding or death of anybody will be investigated and appropriate action will be taken even if it means going to court,' he said.
Earlier in his address, the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Inland Police Division, Mr. Sunday Adama, said the challenges inherent in providing security for the people of Onitsha had been a very hectic assignment.
Mr. Adama said the division among other things had made successful recovery of arms and ammunition within the division and called on the people of the city to collaborate with the police by given information to the police on any suspicious movement around their areas.
'The division also made appreciable successes in the recovery of arms and ammunition, arrested some armed robbers and other criminal elements,' he said.
The DPO also lamented some of the inadequacies of his men to function properly in the area of crime within the area, stressing that paucity of manpower capacities, perennial barracks's accommodation and lack of sound and reliable patrol vehicles for their daily operations was responsible for it.
The Chairman of the Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC), Chief G. C. Okoli said the issue of providing security was a collective responsibility and advised all the stakeholders to help the police in the area of security.
Daily Sun reported that the commissioner of police was elated at the completion of the fencing of the Division headquarters by the PCRC led by Chief G. C. Okoli.