President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the recent attacks by gunmen on a police station and other places in Imo State which left at least four policemen dead.
Gunmen on Friday set ablaze the Umuguman police divisional headquarters in the Owerri West Local Government Area of the state.
The house of George Obiozor, President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, was also set ablaze by the yet-to-be-identified gunmen.
The President, in a statement signed by Garba Shehu, his media aide, described the attacks as “deeply distressing.”
“President Muhammadu Buhari, Sunday strongly condemned as ‘deeply distressing’ the destruction in Imo State, of buildings and assets of the Police and the home of Professor George Obiozor, the President General of the Ohanaeze Ndi Igbo, and a leading voice of moderation in the affairs of the country,” the statement reads.
“The President, who strongly condemned the violence in the sub-region urged everyone to maintain peace, adding that the law and order capabilities in the South-East are being strengthened.
“While this is being done, President Buhari called on the people of Imo State in particular and the sub-region, in general, to maintain peace as the police and other agencies are working to ensure that normalcy is restored at the earliest.
“The President extends sympathies to the police authorities over the losses of men and materials, and to Professor Obiozor who he urged to maintain his commitment to the peace and oneness of the Federation against these senseless terrorists.”
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