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BREAKING: 1 killed in foiled Imo police command attack

Security operatives on Sunday morning foiled an attempted attack on Imo State Police Command headquarters and other institutions in Owerri, the state capital.

The development caused scare and panic in Owerri as repeated gunshots rent the air.

PUNCH correspondent gathered that one of the attackers was neutralised by security operatives during the attack.

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 halter-scatter.

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

Gunshots rent the air in World Bank Area, Amakohia – Akwakuma Area, Government House axis, Control Post Area, Wetheral, Ikenegbu and Bank Road axis.

The incident made residents take to social media to vent their anger and frustration over escalated insecurity in the state.

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 to PUNCH correspondent that one of the attackers was killed during the incident.

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