The Enugu State Police Command has assured residents of its preparedness to checkmate any spillover of civil unrest from its neighbouring state, Abia.
The command’s spokesman, SP Ebere Amaraizu, gave the assurance in a statement he issued on Friday in Enugu.
According to him, the command is prepared to guarantee the safety of lives and property in the state.
“The command wishes to inform members of the public, particularly residents of the state that they should not entertain fear or panic, but to go about their normal lawful businesses.
“Residents are also advised to promptly report any information concerning threat to peace, safety and security in their environment to the nearest police station or contact the state police command.
“You can also contact the command through its social media platforms of @PoliceNG_Enugu and on Facebook, @Nigeriapoliceforceenugustatecommand for prompt necessary action,’’ he said.
The spokesman said police operatives had been working in partnership with sister security agencies and stakeholders to avoid the breakdown of law and order in the state.
“The command is working in partnership with all relevant stakeholders to ensure that the existing peace and safety in the state is not compromised,’’ he said.
He listed the command’s distress call numbers to include: 08032003702, 08075390883, 08086671202 and 08098880172.
Newsmen recall that there had been cases of civil unrest in Abia following clashes between members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and security agencies.