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Hoodlums didn’t attack Huasa community market in Imo, says CP

by OkeomaNews

The Commissioner of Police in Imo State, Muhammed Berde, on Sunday debunked the speculation making the rounds that unidentified hoodlums attacked and burnt the popular Hassan Market located at Avu community in the Owerri Local Government Area of the state.

Briefing journalists at the command’s headquarters in Owerri, the CP said that the market was gutted by fire and not burnt by criminal as being speculated in the social media.

The CP said ” I invited you here this afternoon to clear some misleading reports making the rounds on social media alleging that, hoodlums attacked and burnt the popular Hassan Market Avu which is not true. 

“For the purpose of clearity, I wish to inform you that, the incident that happened at the market was a fire outbreak that led to loss of properties.  No life was lost in the inferno and it’s under investigation and the outcome of our investigation will be made known to the public. 

“I am pleased to inform you that, the Executive Governor of Imo State,  His Excellency,  Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodinma has been informed and directed arrangements be made for him to meet with those affected . 

I wish to reassure the general public of the Command’s committement in the protection of lives and property, and also advice them to disregard the video , as its the handiwork of mischief makers who wants to cause disaffection in the State . 

“I want to use this medium to call on Imolites to disregard the illegal sit-at-home order and go about their lawful businesses without fear of molestation or attack.

“The Command and other security agencies have emplaced adequate security measures to checkmate any breach of peace  and anyone found complicit will be made to face the full wrath of the law. ” 

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