Insecurity: Police Officers barred from wearing uniform in Anambra

Police officers and men in Anambra state Police command have been barred from putting on their uniform to work, reports.

The order was given to help reduce the risk of attacks on the officers in the state after waves of attack on launched against them.

The order was also coming on the heels of the ugly attack recently where three police officers were murdered by  unknown gunmen, kidnapping a commissioner in the process.

A source said: “It is a directive from the hierarchy of the command. Police officers now carry their uniforms in bags to the office, before changing into them.”

However, it has been  observed that there are no roadblocks by policemen on all the roads visited, as all designated points for roadblocks have been dismantled as a result of the recent wave of attack.

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In another development, fresh facts have emerged that one of the suspected attackers of the former governor of Central Bank of Nigeria and governorship aspirant of All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, Charles Soludo, was arrested after his phone was tracked by security operatives.

Anambra Police Command had earlier stated in a press release that one person, whose name it failed to release, has been arrested for his alleged involvement in the crime.

A senior police officer, who spoke ton the matter at the state police command’s headquarters on the condition of anonymity, said one of the suspects lost his phone during the attack, and was picked by police operatives, who used it to track him down.

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“One of the killers forgot his phone at the scene of the attack, and we found it when the CP visited the place. We tracked down the owner and arrested him, and he is helping us with investigation.

“As at the time the CP arrived at the scene of the attack, the men were still moving, one of them was even muttering something, but we could not hear him. They were certified dead at the hospital,” the source said.

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