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Panic grips Owerri residents over terrorist bombing, read what the Police says


Latest reports inform that residents of Owerri in Imo State are currently in panic over an unidentified social media claimed that the city would be attacked by supposed terrorists.

As a result, the Imo State Police Command says it has beefed up security in and around some parts of Owerri municipality.

This detail was disclosed moments ago by the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Mr. Andrew Enwerem, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, while reacting to an audio message currently circulating in the social media.

Imo State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Mr. Andrew Enwerem

Imo State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Mr. Andrew Enwerem

The PPRO informed that the Commissioner of Police, CP, Mr. Taiwo Lakanu, has, based on the information, ordered the beefing up of security around the state.

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The police boss said, “The attention of the Imo State Police Command has been drawn to an audio recorded message circulating in the social media by a faceless whistle blower, informing the citizenry of a planned attack on World Bank, Douglas Road, Government House, Central Mosque, Relief Market etc by unknown individuals.

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“The CP has deployed both overt and covert operatives, while the Bomb Disposal Unit has been directed to sweep the aforementioned areas to avert any breakdown of law and order.”

He implored the people of Imo State to go about their lawful business with anxiety, adding that, “security agencies in the state are doing everything possible to ensure security of lives and property while effort is being made to identify the faceless reporter”.

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