We Lost An Officer In Umunze Fracas, Police Says
By Nedum Noble
The police in Anambra state has confirmed the death of a policeman in the last week fracas between some youths of Umuenze, in the Orumba South Local Government Area, and the police in the area.
A statement issued by the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Garba Umar, disclosed that some police officers sustained severe injuries which resulted in the death of the deceased.
Describing the incident as unfortunate, the command assured law-abiding residents of police protection.
The command vowed that it would not fold its arms and allow miscreants violate the law with impunity, just as it revealed that the suspects arrested will be charged to court to face the law in order to serve as a deterrent to others.
The statement read in part, “On March 2, 2018, police officers from Zone 9, Umuahia, were on investigation activities over a petition addressed to the Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Zone 9, on a matter bordering on conduct likely to cause a breach of the peace over land.
“However, when the team got to Umuenze, the youths attacked them with weapons, and the policemen sustained severe injuries which resulted in the death of a policeman.
“The area was reinforced by a police team to calm the situation, but the youths were still violent and some of them were arrested. No individual is above the law. We are out to protect the lives and property of citizens and ensure that there is no breakdown of law and order.