An attempted attack by unknown gunmen on Imo State Police Command headquarters and other institutions in Owerri, has been foiled by security operatives.
The Spokesman for the state Police Command, Bala Elkana, confirmed this on Sunday to the Press, saying one of the attackers was killed.
While he asked residents to go about their lawful businesses, Elkana, explained that the heavy presence of security operatives in town was to secure the state capital.
The development caused panic among residents, who were on their way to church as gunshots rent the air in World Bank Area, Amakohia – Akwakuma Area, Government House axis, Control Post Area, Wetheral, Ikenegbu and Bank Road axis of the city.
But the police spokesman asked residents to go about their lawful businesses, explaining that the heavy presence of security operatives in town was to secure the state capital.
He said, “The heavy Police presence and vigilance has helped in stopping an attempt by some hoodlums this morning to disrupt the beautiful Sunday in Owerri.
“Hoodlums masquerading as unknown gunmen attempted an attack on the Police Headquarters this morning but suffered a huge defeat. They made effort to access the Police Headquarters through Works Layout around Avan Nursery and Primary School but were vehemently repelled.”