Thursday, April 22, 2021

Buhari condemns ‘terrorist’ attacks on police, prison in Imo


Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a 30-year-old graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the deadly attack that took place on the Police Command Headquarters and the Correctional Facility in Owerri, Imo State

The police earlier blamed the attacks on members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.

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Reacting through a statement on Monday by his media aide, Garba Shehu, the President described the incidents as acts of terrorism.

The statement quoted the President as praising the initial response by security guards and security forces for preventing greater loss of life and the destruction of public property.

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“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.

“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.

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“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,” the statement added.

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