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Police battle ready to contain violence amidst Naira scarcity in Anambra


Okechukwu Okechukwu

Anambra State Police command, Wednesday, warned against any violence protest over the scarcity of new Naira notes.

The command, in a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, warned that the operatives would not relent in protecting the populace against the hoodlums.

The statement read, "Anambra State Police Command today 8/2/2023 has uncovered plans by some groups of persons to take advantage of the new Naira notes scarcity to unleash violence in some parts of the State. 

"The Command has described the scarcity as not peculiar to Anambra State alone and noted that the Federal Government is doing everything possible to address the situation. 

"The Command hereby warns these groups/persons to shelve their planned violence or have the full weight of the law to contend with. The Police, in conjunction with other security agencies, have embarked on confidence-building patrols and ensure the optimal deployment of human and operational resources towards guaranteeing safety and security in the State. 

"The Command, therefore, enjoined Anambrains and residents alike not to panic and urge the law-abiding residents/visitors of the state to go about their lawful duties without any fear of harassment or intimidation.

" In the event to request security services call us on 07039194332 or PRO 08039334002 for a prompt response. The 'npf rescue me app' is also available for free download on both Android and Apple IOS, for Android and iPhone users respectively."

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