Repent or leave the state, Ebonyi CP tells criminals

Ebonyi State Commissioner of Police, Philip Maku, has warned criminals and others engaging in other social vices to distance themselves from the state.

The CP gave the charge during the weekend when briefing journalist at the state command headquarters.

According to the CP, his men are battle-ready for the task as all the necessary strategies needed to flush out criminals and every related case from their hideouts have been completed.

He calls on every member of the communities to play in the formation by giving out vital information that will expose criminals and evil ones in their areas so that immediate action will be taken.

He assured the communities that his command will give full backing to enable communities, be fully in charge of policing their community in combating crime.

Also, the CP directed members of the public to report to the command PPRO any police officer that intimidate or assault them wrongly for proper disciplinary action as members of the police force are not trained to bully anyone but to protect and lives and properties.

Reacting on the recent inter-communal crisis between Ekoli Edda Afikpo South and Biasie LGA over Erel palm, Maku noted that the five missing persons have not been found adding that the command is not relenting to unravel their disappearance.

He then calls on National Boundary Commission to come and make a proper demarcation of the disputed areas between Ebonyi/Cross River State and other communal crisis areas in the state to end killings in the state.

“National Boundary Commission should come and do proper demarcation of the disputed area like Ekolu Edda Afikpo South and Biasie LGA over Erel Palm and other disputed areas throughout all the boundary areas across the state,” he said.

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