- The outgoing IGP, Adamu Muhammed, has reacted to attacks on police formation in Imo state
- Muhammed has blamed that attacks on IPOB secessionists
- The police have commenced investigation into the incident
Following the attack on the Imo police headquarters, the outgoing Inspector-General of Police, Adamu Muhammed has ordered officers to deal with members of Indigenous People of Biafra. (IPOB)
The Nation reported that Adamu gave the order on Tuesday, April 6, when he visited the burnt Imo police command headquarters and the Owerri Correctional Service.
He said police officers must crush IPOB members to the last man.
According to The Punch, the Adamu stated that the police will not allow criminals to succeed.
Meanwhile, a retired Assistant Inspector of Police, Ambrose Aisabor, has said secession group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) is stockpiling weapons by attacking and looting security formations.
Aisabor told Daily Trust that the group aims to achieve the Biafra Republic by engaging in war with the Nigerian government.
The former police officer said the failure of intelligence on the part of the security agencies has enabled the group to carry out attacks unchecked.
A presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, said the president condemned the insurgent attack that took place on the police command Headquarters and the correctional facility in Owerri, Imo state.
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.
In another news, the police have arrested 16 members of the IPOB and recovered guns and bombs from them.
PM News reported that this was disclosed in a statement released by the spokesperson of the police, Frank Mba, on Sunday, March 27.
The police, according to the newspaper, accused the arrested suspects of being complicit in a series of violent and unprovoked attacks on security operatives and facilities in the southeast region and other states.