The Spokesman for the Imo state Police Command, Bala Elkana, said the command has foiled an attempted attack on Imo State Police Command headquarters and other institutions in Owerri, the state capital. He said one of the attackers was killed in the process.
In his words, “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.”
Reports say The development caused scare and panic in Owerri as repeated gunshots rent the air.
Residents said they heard gunshots around World Bank Area, Amakohia – Akwakuma Area, Government House axis, Control Post Area, Wetheral, and Bank Road axis.
The PPRO asked residents to go about their lawful businesses, Elkana, saying