The Police Command in Anambra state says it has apprehended the mastermind of an attack on police post in Okija, March this year.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Echeng Echeng made the revelation while playing host to the Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone 13 Ukpo.
According to him, the suspect was arrested alongside three of his men by police operatives on the 31st of August 2022.
Mr Echeng said the suspects had in March this year attacked a police station at Okija killing two police officers.
The Police Commissioner while welcoming the AIG to the Command in Awka, thanked him for constant support, guidance, advise and encouragement which he had always provided for the command to help them in the discharge of their duties.
Mr Echeng reported that the security situation in the area has continued to improve as the establishment of forward Operating Bases in synergy with the military and other security agencies had stemmed the tide of wanton brigandage of the so called unknown gunmen.
He said many of them had been apprehended and weapons recovered while kidnapped victims had also been rescued while stolen vehicles recovered and returned to the lawful owners.
Mr Echeng stated that the command has placed lot of premium on capacity building to boost the capability of the officers and men to confront security challenges in the area.
Addressing some senior police officers under the command, the Assistant Inspector General of Police, in charge of Zone 13, Mr Umar Muri who was on a working visit , commended them for the high level of professionalism, commitment and loyalty they exhibited during the period the unknown gunmen unleashed terror on police formations and other government facilities .
Mr Muri said Anambra state has been able to curtail the monster and menace of the unknown gunmen through the untiring effort of the officers and men in checkmating the activities of the criminal elements and the sacrifices they made towards the success of “Operation Restore Peace” , which was established by the Inspector General of Police .
The Assistant Inspector General of Police took time to list the laudable efforts being made by the IGP and his management team to improve the welfare and service conditions of police personnel which included the implementation of new salary structure approved by President Muhamadu Buhari, timely promotion to deserving officers and. Men of the Nigeria Police Force among others.
The AIG used the medium to charge officers and men to maintain a high level of discipline as it is the bedrock of the force.