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Imo attacks: Those who know perpetrators should point them out, Buhari tells residents

Imo attacks: Those who know perpetrators should point them out, Buhari tells residents
August 06
22:37 2022

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged residents of Imo to point out perpetrators of the recent attacks in the state.

On Friday night, gunmen attacked the police station in Agwa, Oguta LGA of the state.

Four police officers were killed in the attack, while a section of the police station, including vehicles in the yard, were set ablaze by the attackers.

In another attack that reportedly occurred on August 1, some Nigeriens were said to have been killed in an attack on Orogwe community in Owerri, the Imo capital.

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Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, in a statement on Saturday, said Buhari described the attacks as “sad and unwelcome”.

“Those who know should point at specific people who did this,” Buhari was quoted as saying.

Shehu also said the president promised that security agencies would ensure that the victims get justice.

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“President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated his unequivocal condemnation of the attacks against non-indigenes and law enforcement officials by terrorists in the South East, promising all possible action in conducting a speedy investigation to bring the perpetrators to justice,” the statement reads.

“President Buhari’s reaction came amidst reports of the slaying of six Nigerien citizens and the brutal killing of a number of policemen at their duty posts, urging community and religious leaders to speak more forcefully against the killings, stand up and defend the ethos of our cultural and religious heritage.

“He expressed his administration’s unwavering commitment to peace and stability in the south east and the entire country, saying that the reports of killings anywhere were sad and unwelcome.

“He offered his condolences to the families of the law enforcement agents murdered and to the government and people of Niger Republic whose citizens were cruelly beheaded by the beastly attackers.”

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