Security has been beefed up in and around Owerri, the Imo State capital, following alleged threats of terrorists attack reported in the social media.
This assurance was contained in a Press Release by the Imo State Police Command, signed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Andrew Enwerem.
The Command said that its “attention 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 the World Bank, Douglas Road, Government House, Central Mosque, Relief Market etc by unknown individuals”.
The release assured Imo people that the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Taiwo Lakanu “has deployed both overt and covert operatives, while the Bomb Disposal Unit has been directed to sweep the aforementioned areas to avert breakdown of law and order”.
While advising the general public to go about their lawful business without panic, the police 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”.