Enugu Police Move Against Prohibited Firearms
Following the directive by the inspector-general of police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, on the clampdown on proliferation of prohibited firearms in the country, the commissioner of police, Enugu State, CP Ahmad AbdurRahman, has ordered the strict enforcement of the directive in the state.
To this end, all area commanders, divisional police officers, heads of tactical/operational departments of the command have been ordered to identify, isolate, disarm, arrest and prosecute any person(s) and/or group(s) unlawfully possessing firearms, particularly those prohibited.
A release by the command’s public relations officer, ASP Daniel Ndukwe Ekea, and made available to THE WHISTLER in Enugu on Monday, said, “The commissioner further directs all divisional police officers to, with immediate effects, organize enlightenment meetings for personnel of neighbourhood watch, Forest Guards, vigilante and local security outfits within their areas of responsibility to ensure they operate in conformity with extant laws guiding their establishment and operations. Area commanders are to coordinate, supervise and report outcomes of the meetings.”
Ekea in the statement added that Commissioner AbdurRahman also warned persons and/or groups in unlawful possession of firearms, especially those prohibited, to submit same to the nearest police station, adding that offenders would be prosecuted. He further called on residents of the state to remain law-abiding, vigilant and promptly report any persons or groups found to be unlawfully possessing firearms, especially prohibited ones, to the nearest police station or by calling the command’s hotlines on 08032003702, 08086671202, 08075390883 or 08098880172.