The Enugu State Command of the Nigeria Police Force has assured residents of the state that the security agencies have brought the situation in the state under control.
There was tension in Enugu State capital on Monday morning following a stampede at Old Park, Okpara Avenue axis of the state.
Although the cause of the stampede is unknown, people were seen to be running helter-skelter following a report that some members of the Indigenous People of Biafra came to enforce the earlier suspended Monday sit-at-home at the commercial areas of the state.
Reports say many motorists and traders at the Ogbete Main Market were seriously injured following the stampede.
But reacting to the incident, the Police in Enugu said tactical units of the command had been deployed to different parts of the state to restore order.
The Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Daniel Ndukwe, in a statement said, “following the alleged cases of sporadic shootings at Topland Amechi-Awkunanaw, snatching and burning of a Toyota Sienna vehicle and a tricycle at Umueze and Agbani axis of Nkanu West LGA of the State by miscreants alleged to be enforcing illegal sit-at-home order, which caused panic within Enugu metropolis in the morning hours of today the command has brought the situation under control”.
“The Command enjoins law-abiding citizens of the state to go about their lawful businesses without fear of intimidation or harassment.
“The Police and other Security Operatives have been duly deployed to forestall the untoward activities of the miscreants in the State”.