Many unknown gunmen and hoodlums have reportedly been arrested in Enugu State, Wednesday, while trying to enforce the illegal Sit-At-Home announced by Finland based terrorist Simon Ekpa.
Announcing the multiple arrests, Secretary to the State Government, Professor Chidiebere Onyia on Thursday, said hoodlums and criminal elements, who hide under freedom agitation to perpetrate destruction, violent crimes have been tracked down and arrest by the security agencies in the State.
The statement issued by the Enugu State Government reads:
“It is noteworthy that many enemies of Enugu State and Igbo land, the hoodlums, anarchists, and criminal elements, who hide under freedom agitation to perpetrate destruction, violent crimes, as well as those who engage in scaremongering through fake videos and images, have been tracked down, apprehended and are being brought to book.
“We are winning the war and therefore call on Ndi Enugu to volunteer information to the authorities on any suspicious person and movement as well as those who use the social media to spread rumours and instigate panic among the members of the public.”
The statement further reminded the “citizens and residents of the state that work, business, schooling and other legitimate endeavours will continue tomorrow Friday, July 7, 2023.
“The government directs offices, schools, business premises, and markets, including Ogbete Main Market, among others, to open for business. Failure to comply with this directive will be deemed as willful undermining of government’s policy and efforts to restore full working days, productivity, and entrepreneurship in the state, and will as such be met with appropriate sanctions.
“Government urges members of the public to disregard any scaremongers and go about their businesses, as security measures are fully in place to continue to enforce law and order and safeguard lives and property..