BEVERLY HILLS, October 01, (THEWILL) – Ekiti State Police Command on Thursday, raised alarm over an alleged plan by “people suspected to be armed hoodlums to unleash evil and cause havoc.”
A statement by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, Abutu Sunday said “the first set of the armed and criminally-minded hoodlums will arrive in the state under the pretence of settling down peacefully with their host communities while the other set will come later to launch attack and cause havoc.”
It added that the information was not aimed at causing panic among the residents, but for them to imbibe an enhanced and effective community policing through adequate vigilance and security consciousness.
The command, therefore, implored residents to promptly report to the police any suspicious movement within their environment and vicinity. It particularly urged land owners, landlords, relevant agents, commercial divers and motorcyclists to be extremely conscious of the true identities of their clients to avoid harboring criminals.
The command assured the people of the state of its readiness and determination to safeguard the lives and property of the citizens through adequate maintenance of law and order.
“Anyone with useful and timely information that can lead to the arrest of suspected criminals can send the same to the nearest police station or call the police control room number on 08062335577,” the statement added.