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 Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Mr. Andrew Enwerem, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, made the Command’s position known, Wednesday, while reacting to an audio message currently circulating in the social media.
“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”, Enwerem said.
According to the PPRO, the Commissioner of Police, CP, Mr. Taiwo Lakanu, has, based on the information, ordered the beefing up of security around the state.
“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”, the PPRO said.
While urging the general public to go about their lawful businesses without panic, the Command equally assured Imo people that “the 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”.