Nigerian Army Storm Imo State, Begins Show Of Force

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The Nigerian Army on Thursday began a show of force in Imo following the recent gun attack in the southeast state.

Recall that gunmen on Monday morning attacked the correctional facility and police investigations department in Owerri, Imo State, setting them on fire and releasing over 1800 inmates.

The attackers, who operated between 1am and 3am also attacked a military base at Ukwuorji on the Owerri-Onitsha expressway, burnt a soldier in a car and razed four military operational vehicles.

It was gathered that the show of force was intended to boost the moral of security agents and to restore the confidence of the people in the security agents.

“The operation show of force is a military exercise targeted at restoring the confidence of the people in the security agencies.

“It is also a way of raising the morale of the operatives after the Monday’s deadly attacks. It is a reassurance that the security agents have the capacity and capability to enforce public order and decorum,” a source told The Punch.

A huge presence of military men was spotted on Orlu-Owerri Road, Owerri-Onitsha expressway and Owerri-Okigwe Road.

Also, high presence of military men also patrolled the metropolis as fear continued to pervade the atmosphere.

Source: News

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