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CP deploys officers to rural areas in search of unknown gunmen terrorising the State

Following series of attacks and killings by unknown gunmen in Imo State, the Commissioner of Police in Imo, Abutu Yaro has ordered the deployment of Police officers to rural areas.

According to the Imo CP, the gunmen are starting to hide in rural areas, from where they carry out their deadly and destructive operations. He also said that another reason for their activities in the rural area was due to the fact that the Imo State Police Command has defeated them in urban cities.

CRIMECHANNELS gathered that Abutu gave the order while briefing the Special Forces at the Command Headquarters in Owerri on Thursday, June 17.

Abutu charged the Police officers to be ruthless in fighting crime, he tasked them not to go gentle on criminals, he however, told them to treat innocent civilians with respect.

The Commissioner also assured the people of Imo State that the Police is there to serve them, he urged the general public to co-operate with the Police operatives.


He urged them to assist the Police by providing them with credible information that would be helpful in apprehending criminal elements in Imo State.

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