No Unknown Gunmen Attack at Imo State Secretariat -Government

The attention of government has been drawn to insinuations that unknown gunmen invaded and attacked the Imo State Secretariat on Port Harcourt Road this morning, shooting sporadically and causing workers to scamper for safety.

There was no such incident involving unknown gunmen, the state government said in a statement signed by Oguwike Nwachukwu, chief press secretary and special adviser to the state governor, Hope Uzodimma.

What happened, the government explained, was that the police trailed a suspect in a case to the secretariat to effect his arrest in an alleged criminal matter.

It added that it was in an attempt to effect the person’s arrest that the police fired warning shots.

The government strongly advised members of the public to ignore any information linking the incident to unknown gunmen as there was nothing like that.

Government also reassured Imo citizens of her willingness to do everything constitutionally possible to protect their lives and property, both at their homes and offices