Ugwuanyi expresses shock over police’s misuse of firearm



Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has expressed shock over deaths and bodily harms occasioned by the misuse of firearm by a police operative in Enugu.


The Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the state confirmed five persons dead and four critically injured in ’s attack on residents.


The incident occured when a police inspector attached RC Lotto Company allegedly opened fire on residents of Golf Estate, Enugu at about 9.30 a.m.


Ugwuanyi, who spoke through his Media Aide, Mr Louis Amoke, described the incident as “sad’’ and “unfortunate’’.


The governor, who visited the survivors of the attack at the Enugu State University Teaching Hospital, Parklane, Enugu, said the state government would offset their medical bills.


He said that government had already deposited money with the hospital ensure that all that was required treat the patients would made available.


Ugwuanyi also charged the hospital management ensure that the victims received adequate and optimal medical attention.


“I empathise with the victims and wished them quick recovery.


“I also condole with families of the over this unfortunate incident,’’ he further said.


Ugwuanyi was reportedly received at the hospital by the Commissioner of Police, Mr Aliyu, and Chief Medical of the facility, Prof. Hyacinth Onah. (NAN)