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  • Those who were in their house planning to attend church services or catch up with early morning appointments were said to have stayed back.

Gunshots rented the air in World Bank Area, Amakohia – Akwakuma Area, Government House axis, Control Post Area, Wetheral, Ikenegbu and Bank Road axis of Owerri, the Imo State capital when police operatives foiled an attack on the state’s police command headquarters.

The development reportedly caused scare and panic in Owerri as repeated gunshots were heard by residents.

EKO HOT BLOG can confirm that one of the attackers was neutralised by security operatives during the attack.

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While security operatives took over almost all the streets and roads in the state capital, residents who were on their way for early morning church services ran helter-skelter.

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Those who were in their house planning to attend church services or catch up with early morning appointments were said to have stayed back.

The Spokesman for the state Police Command, Bala Elkana, confirmed the attack, saying it was foiled by security operatives.

While he asked residents to go about their lawful businesses, Elkana, explained that the heavy presence of security operatives in town was to secure the state capital.

He also confirmed that one of the assailants was killed during the attack.

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“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,” the PPRO said.

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