Herdsmen attacks: CP, GOC visit Ehamufu over burning of Dangote truck

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The Commissioner of Police, Enugu State Command, CP Ahmed Ammani in company of the 82 Division Garrison Commander of the Nigerian Army Enugu, Brig. Gen. M. K. Ibrahim, and other Senior Police/Military Officers have visited the scene of the attack and burning of a truck belonging to Dangote group and unspecified number of persons, at Umuhu in Eha-Amufu community of the Local Government Area, along Eha-Amufu/Nkalagu Road, for on-the-spot assessment of the incident.

The truck was alleged to be carrying cache of arms and other strange persons. It was later set ablaze, together with the occupants by youths in the area.

The Commissioner, while commiserating with the families of those who lost their lives in the act and other reported attacks in the area, said with the active support and collaboration of other security agencies, the police will leave no stone unturned in fishing out the assailants and perpetrators of other acts of attack and murder in the area.

He reassures members of the Eha-Amufu community of the avowed commitment of the Security Agencies to deploy both kinetic and non-kinetic measures to decisively deal with the untoward security breaches in the area, while enjoining them remain law-abiding, cooperate with the Joint Security Team and avoid acting in ways that could further breach public security and peace in the area.

He also ordered the further deployment of operational and intelligence resources to the area, while also ordering the State CID to thoroughly investigate the incident, harmonize ongoing investigations into other recent criminal incidents in the community and come up with actionable findings.

The Commissioner dispelled the news making the rounds that rather than goods and some travellers, as preliminary investigation has revealed, the truck was instead loaded with firearms, ammunition and bandits.

He described the rumour as baseless, misleading and an act of disinformation capable of creating unnecessary panic and escalating the situation in the area. Hence, he warned the creators and peddlers of such fake news to desist forthwith, as they will be made to face the full wrath of the law if apprehended.