- The Nigerian government is taking measures to stop attacks in Imo state
- Police formations in Imo state and other southeastern states have come under gunfire by unknown attackers
- The police are soliciting the assistance of locals in securing the state
The Nigerian Police Force has deployed a total of 3200 additional personnel to Imo state in an apparent attempt to boost the security in the state amid attacks on police formations by unknown gunmen.
According to Channels TV, the Imo state police command disclosed in a press statement on Tuesday, May 11, that the fresh deployment will ensure adequate security in the state as Muslim faithfuls mark the Eid-El-Fitr celebration.
The spokesperson for the command, Orlando Ikeokwu, assured residents in Imo state of adequate security within the period of the celebration.
According to Sahara Reporters, he urged them to collaborate with all security agencies deployed in Imo in the interest of the state.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved new security measures for the southeast and south-south regions of the country in what seems like an attempt to check the escalating attacks on police formations in the zones.
The acting Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, informed journalists about the new security measures in the regions.
In another news, the federal government has vowed that it will apply an overwhelming force on known or unknown gunmen responsible for attacks on security forces across the country.
The federal ministry of information and culture, via its Facebook page, disclosed that Lai Mohammad made the statement at a press conference in Lagos state on Tuesday, May 11.
The minister described the deadly attacks on soldiers the police, customs, and other security agents as a dangerous trend.
Meanwhile, despite the escalating insecurity in the country, the Nigerian government has said it is not overwhelmed by the situation.
The minister of information and culture told journalists at a press briefing in Lagos on Tuesday, May 11, that the government has the power to crush the bandits, The Punch reported.
Lai Mohammed said the widespread belief that the federal government is clueless about solving the insecurity in the country is untrue.