- President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the attack on Imo state police headquarters
- Some suspected hoodlums on Monday, April 5, attacked the police command and a correction centre
- The president, however, described the incident as an act of terrorism
President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered relevant agencies of the federal government to end what he called “anarchy” in Imo state.
Legit.ng reports that in a statement posted on his Twitter page on Monday, April 5, a presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, said the president condemned what he regarded as the “deadly insurgent attack” that took place on the police command Headquarters and the correctional facility in Owerri, Imo state.
President Buhari called the incident an act of terrorism that must be checkmated at all costs.
Buhari also ordered 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, however, 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.
Buhari 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 would use every available tool at its disposal to confront and terminate this bare-faced anarchy.
He also called for the best efforts to be made to rearrest fleeing prison detainees, many of whom are believed to be deadly criminals.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, disclosed that the attack on the force headquarters in Imo state was carried out by members of the Eastern Security Network (ESN).
It was reported that in a statement sent to Legit.ng and signed by police spokesperson, Frank Mba on Monday, April 5, the IGP noted that initial investigations by the force showed that ESN, a security body recently launched by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), was behind the attack.
The statement informed that the police officers in the station at the time of the attack prevented the assailants from gaining access to the armoury to steal weapons.