BREAKING: One Dead as Security Operatives Foil Unknown Gunmen Attack on Imo Police Command Headquarters

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BREAKING: One Dead as Security Operatives Foil Unknown Gunmen Attack on Imo Police Command Headquarters
Obiajulu Joel Nwolu

Gallant security operatives repelled an attempted attack on Imo State Police Command headquarters and other public infrastructure in Owerri, on Sunday morning.

Residents were left scampering for safety as gunshots were fired sporadically.

One of the assailants was killed by security operatives during the attack, Punch reports.

Worshippers who were on their way to early morning church services sought safety as security personnel occupied almost all the streets and roads in the Imo state capital.

African News Today gathered that gunshots rent the air in World Bank Area, Amakohia – Akwakuma Area, Government House axis, Control Post Area, Wetheral, Ikenegbu and Bank Road axis.

The development led many of the residents to unleash their anger and frustration over the spate of attacks in the state on social media.

The attack was confirmed by the spokesman for the state Police Command, Bala Elkana, saying it was foiled by security operatives.

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.

He also confirmed that one of the attackers was killed during the incident.

The PPRO 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.”

This post was written by Obiajulu Joel Nwolu.

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