Imo attack act of terrorism -Buhari


President Muhammadu Buhari, who is on medical holiday in London, has described Easter Monday attacks on the Nigeria Correctional Service, Owerri, the Imo State capital, as well as the state police command headquarters by gunmen as act of terrorism.

His Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, who made this known in a statement titled, “President Buhari condemns daring terrorist attacks in Imo,” said he also directed the nation’s security agencies to ensure that the culprits were brought to book.

In the statement, Buhari reportedly appealed to members of the public to assist security agents with information that could lead to the arrest of the criminals.

The statement reads, “President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the deadly insurgent attack that took place on the Police Command Headquarters and the correctional facility in Owerri, Imo State, on Monday, calling it an act of terrorism.

“In his reaction to the incident early on Monday, President Buhari praised the initial response by security guards and security forces for preventing greater loss of life and the destruction of public property.

“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.”
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