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Imo Prison Break: Buhari condemns attacks in Owerri

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President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the Monday morning attack the Police Command Headquarters and the Correctional Facility in Owerri, Imo State.

Gunmen stormed the facility at around 2am on Monday morning and gained entrance into the yard by using explosives to blast the administrative block.

NewWireNGR gathered that the attackers also burned down the Imo State Police Command headquarters in Owerri and all the vehicles parked at the command headquarters in an attack that lasted from 1am till 3am on Monday.

Reacting to the attack in a statement by presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu, the president described the attack as “an act of terrorism”.

He also “praised the initial response by security guards and security forces for preventing 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 and go after the terrorists, apprehend them and get them punished under the full weight of the law.

“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.”

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