‘Deeply distressing’, Buhari condemns attacks on Obiozor’s house, police assets


The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has described as “deeply distressing” the attacks on a police station and the home of the President-General of the Ohanaeze Ndi Igbo, Prof. George Obiozor.

This was contained in a statement signed on Sunday by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, titled ‘President Buhari condemns violence in the Southeast, consoles Obiozor.’

Gunmen had on Friday set ablaze the Umuguma divisional police headquarters in Owerri West LGA of the state.

The house of Obiozor was also set ablaze in the early hours of Saturday by yet-to-be-identified gunmen.

“President Muhammadu Buhari, Sunday strongly condemned as “deeply distressing” the destruction in Imo State, of buildings and assets of the Police and the home of Professor George Obiozor, the President-General of the Ohanaeze Ndi Igbo, and a leading voice of moderation in the affairs of the country,” the statement read.

“The President, who strongly condemned the violence in the subregion urged everyone to maintain peace, adding that the law and order capabilities in the Southeast are being strengthened.

“While this is being done, President Buhari called on the people of Imo State in particular and the subregion, in general, to maintain peace as the police and other agencies are working to ensure that normalcy is restored at the earliest.

“The President extends sympathies to the police authorities over the losses of men and materials, and to Professor Obiozor who he urged to maintain his commitment to the peace and oneness of the Federation against these senseless terrorists.”

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