Breaking: Attack In Imo, An Act Of Terrorism – Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the deadly attack that took place on the Police Command Headquarters and the Correctional Facility in Owerri, Imo State, on Monday, calling it an act of terrorism.
In his reaction to the incident early on Monday, President Buhari praised the initial response by security guards and security forces who prevented greater loss of life and the destruction of public property.
The President directed security and intelligence agencies in the state and the geo-political zone to fully mobilize, go after the people who carried out the attack and apprehend them and get them punished under the full weight of the law
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He also called for the best efforts to be made to rearrest fleeing prison detainees, many of whom are believed to be deadly criminals.
President Buhari then appealed to members of the public to assist the law enforcement agencies with any relevant information that could lead to the apprehension of these criminals who perpetrated this despicable act.
He also urged members of the public to be vigilant as “all of us have a stake in preserving our way of life from disruption by terrorists and anarchists while the Federal Government will use every available tool at its disposal to confront and terminate this bare-faced anarchy.”
Recall that some unknown daredevil gunmen attacked the federal prison and Imo police command headquarters in Owerri, Imo state in the early hours of Monday.
File Photo: President Muhammadu Buhari