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President Buhari Says Attack On Imo Security Facilities Is An Act Of Terrorism, Orders Crackdown

Funke Busari

Nigeria’s President, President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed condemnation and commendation in the wake of the deadly insurgent attack that took place on the Police Command Headquarters and the Correctional Facility in Owerri, Imo State, on Monday, describing it as an act of terrorism.

The president commended the initial response by security guards and security forces for preventing greater loss of life and the destruction of public property.

His reaction to the incident on Monday, was communicated through the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media & Publicity, Garba Shehu.

According to him, ‘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 has also called for the re-arrest of fleeing prison detainees, many of whom the statement said are believed to be deadly criminals.

He also appealed to members of the public to assist the law enforcement agencies with any relevant information that could lead to the apprehension of those behind the despicable act.

President 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 will use every available tool at its disposal to confront and terminate this bare-faced anarchy,” the President said.

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