The Anambra State Police Command has refuted circulating social media reports claiming Umunze in Orumba South LGA as the headquarters of the ESN (Eastern Security Network) and labeling the town as a “No-Go-Area.”
While expressing sympathy for a kidnapping victim reportedly held for four days in the area, the police clarified that the assertions attributed to the individual are unfounded and misleading.
Recent police efforts in the region include the successful dismantling of an insurgent camp at Ogbunka near Umunze by the Police-led Forward Operating Base in Aguata. This operation resulted in the rescue of three abducted individuals, among them a priest, the recovery of nine stolen vehicles, three pump-action guns, and the arrest of three criminals. These actions directly contradict any notion that Umunze is deemed a “no-go area” by the police.
The Umunze Divisional Police Headquarters is operating at full capacity, ensuring the safety and security of the community. The police force continues to fulfill its obligations to the people in the area.
Acknowledging insurgent activities in a neighboring state to the south of Umunze, the police are actively engaged in collaborative efforts to eradicate such activities from the region.
Commissioner of Police, CP Aderemi Adeoye, reiterates the Anambra State Police Command’s unwavering commitment to prioritizing the safety of the state’s residents.