President Buhari has condemned the deadly insurgent attack that took place at the Police Command Headquarters and the Correctional Facility in Owerri, Imo State, on Monday, April 5.
Unidentified gunmen set the correctional facility in Owerri, Imo State, ablaze, freeing prisoners.
The fire which broke out in the early hours of Monday, April 5, gave chance for an unconfirmed number of prisoners to escape.
In a statement released by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, President Buhari commended the initial response by security guards and security forces for preventing greater loss of life and the destruction of public property.
Garba disclosed that the President has directed security and intelligence agencies in the state and the geo-political zone to fully mobilize and go after the terrorists, apprehend them and get them punished under the full weight of the law.
He also called for the best efforts to be made to rearrest fleeing prison detainees, many of whom are believed to be deadly criminals.
Meamwhile President Buhari has also appealed to members of the public to assist the law enforcement agencies with any relevant information that could lead to the apprehension of these criminals who perpetrated this despicable act.
He advised members of the public to be vigilant as all of us have a stake in preserving our way of life from disruption by terrorists and anarchists while the Federal Government will use every available tool at its disposal to confront and terminate this bare-faced anarchy.