By Ifeanyi Okonkwo
Anambra State Police Command has urged the victims of the attack on Easter Sunday to come forward and report, to help police with necessary information to investigate, deploy its personnel, and avert such incidents from reoccurring in the area or any place in the state.
The state’s Police Spokesman, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga made this known in a statement issued to newsmen on Monday in Awka, the state’s capital.
The statement reads: “The Anambra State Police Command, today 18/4/2022, wishes to urge the victims of unconfirmed reports going round the media tagged ‘Anambra: Gunmen Visit Eatery on Easter Day, Rob Fun-seekers of Mobile Phones’ to come forward and report.
“This will help police with necessary information to investigate and deploy personnel in this regard. This will also help to avert such incidents from reoccurring in the area or any place in the state.
“However, the Command urges citizens, especially Ndi Anambra, to always report any security incident witnessed to the nearest Police station or through the Command Emergency numbers 112, call 07039194332 or Command PRO on 08039334002 for prompt response.
“In addition, the NPF Rescue Me App is also available for free download on both Android and Apple IOS, for Android and Iphone users respectively.
“The Command, while calling for increased information flow from the public to the police, assures that, it will not fold her hands and allow some disgruntled elements to make life unbearable for the residents.”
It was gathered that some fun seekers in Oko, Orumba North Local Government Area of Anambra State, on Easter Sunday where attacked by gunmen in a fast food joint located close to the Federal Polytechnic, Oko
According to eyewitnesses, the attacked eatery, Sophia Fast Food, was filled to the brim by fun seekers, until the armed men stormed the venue and started operation immediately.
It was gathered that the gummen, suspected to be robbers, smoothly dispossessed all customers and staff of the eatery of their phones and other belongings, and left without harming anyone nor experiencing any reprisal attack, despite an armored car and security personnel positioned in the area.