The Inspector-General of Police Mohammed Adamu has ordered the immediate deployment of additional units of Police Mobile Force and other Police Tactical Squads to Imo State to strengthen security in the State and prevent further attacks on security formations other critical assets.
A statement by force public relations officer Frank Mba Indicates that The IGP gave the directives following the attack on security operatives and formations including the Imo State Police Command Headquarters and the Headquarters of the Nigerian Correctional Services in Owerri, the Imo State capital
Preliminary investigations by the revealed that the attackers attempt to gain access to the Police armoury at the command Headquarters but was however resisted by Police operatives on duty who repelled the attackers.
Meanwhile, one of the operational vehicles of the attackers has been recovered by the Police and is currently being subjected to forensic scrutiny and investigations.
The IGP, who described the deliberate and criminal attack on security operatives as an attack on the soul of the nation, enjoins leaders in Imo State, the South-East and other parts of the country to speak out against the unfolding violence and criminality.
The IGP calls on citizens to avail the Police and other security agencies with useful information that will assist in identifying and arresting the criminals.