Security beefed up at Imo house of Assembly, amid rumours of inferno

Security beefed up at Imo house of Assembly, amid rumours of inferno

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Security has been beefed up at the Imo State, following rumours that swept through the sewage of social media that the edifice was on fire.

FILE: IPOB SUPPORTERS , ARMED POLICE GUARDS

The State Commissioner for Information & Strategy, Mr. Declan Emelumba, said the reported fire outbreak at the Assembly is false.

Earlier before the clarification, some Nigerians in social media Community, had reacted to the 30 seconds short footage of the purported inferno that caused unimaginable panic among Nigerians and embarrassment Imo State Government.

Those who are sympathetic to the cause of the Indigenous People BIAFRA, linked the incident to the recent killing of IPOB Commander, Konso and six others by the Nigerian military in the State.

A handful of the posts on social Media was later deleted by the account holders when they discovered that the report was false.

But elsewhere, unconfirmed reports say armed robbers attacked some commuters on Owerri-Okigwe Road, leaving several persons feared injured.

Recall that five Governors of South Eastern Nigeria met with the leadership of religious, political and traditional institutions in the zone, Ohanaeze Ndigbo and Joint Security Committee at the Government House and approved a set of guidelines for the operations of Joint Security outfit better known as Ebubeagu.

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