By Esther Nworie
The Ebonyi State Police Command says it is battle ready to combat suspected armed robbers who allegedly gave a notice of planned robbery attack on Afikpo community and one of the old generation banks in Afikpo council area of the state.
NIGER DELTA TODAY Online reports that palpable tension has gripped residents of the ancient city following a letter allegedly written by the hoodlums informing them of a planned robbery attack in the community.
State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Loveth Odah, stated this on Wednesday, while reacting to the letter written by the hoodlums to the community for the plan operation.
Odah said the police eagle eye is on red alert to combat crimes and criminality across the state.
She maintained that any attempt by criminal elements to commit any form of breach of peace would be vehemently resisted and foil by crack team of police operatives in the state
She called on members of the Public to report any suspicious movement or individuals to the Police as no stone would be left unturned till criminal elements are brought to book in the State.
“Whether the letter is known or unknown, every incident of crime will be tracked and tackled by the State Police Command. We are working in collaboration with other security forces including vigilantes to track down hoodlums and anybody that wants to cause confusion in the State.
“We want to warn them to steer clear of Ebonyi State. Whether the plan is real or fake, it must boomerang. No kidnapping case in Ebonyi has lasted beyond three hours, because we have a network of policing, even down to the Local Government and Community levels.
“The pressure from our men will not allow them to hatch their plans. Ebonyi, I repeat is not a safe haven for Criminals. We are in collaboration with those that matter in the security architecture of the State. The members of the Public should go about their normal businesses and report any suspicious movement or individuals to the Police.”