The Imo state Police Command says it has beefed up security in and around some parts of Owerri municipality, which an unidentified social media claimed would be attacked by supposed terrorists.
The state Police spokesman, ANDREW ENWEREM, made the Command’s position known in a statement yesterday while reacting to an audio message currently circulating in the social media.
According to him, the state Commissioner of Police, IDOWU LAKANU has deployed both overt and covert operatives, while the Bomb Disposal Unit has been directed to sweep the mentioned areas to avert any breakdown of law and order.
Parts of the statement read “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 by unknown individuals. The Commissioner of Police has therefore ordered the beefing up of security around the state”. End of quote.