PMB Orders Relevant FG Agencies To Contain Anarchy

By Jonathan Nda- Isaiah By Ejike Ejike, Adegwu John, Abuja, and Angela Nkwo-Akpolu, Owerri

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the deadly attack on the police command headquarters and the correctional facility in Owerri, Imo State, yesterday morning, calling on the security agencies to do their utmost to halt the pockets of anarchy in the country.

In his reaction to the incident yesterday, President Buhari, in a statement by his media aide, Garba Shehu, described the attack as an act of terrorism and praised the initial response by security forces for preventing greater losses 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 mobilise and go after the terrorists, apprehend them and get them punished under the full weight of the law.

He also called for the best efforts to be made to rearrest fleeing prison inmates, 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 that 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.”

Fish Out Perpetrators of Imo attacks, IGP charges investigators
The inspector-general of police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the immediate deployment of additional units of Police Mobile Force (PMF) and other Police Tactical Squads to Imo State and charged them to fish out perpetrators of attacks on security formations and any other critical national infrastructure in the state.

Force PRO, Frank Mba , a commissioner of police, said the IGP gave the directive following the attack on security operatives and formations, including the Imo State police command headquarters and the headquarters of the Nigerian Correctional Services (NCS) in Owerri yesterday morning.
He said, “Preliminary investigations have revealed that the attackers, who came in their numbers with sophisticated weapons such as General Purpose Machine Guns (GPMGs), Submachine Guns (SMGs), AK49 rifles, Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPGs), Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs)…

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