Thousands Of Inmate Freed In Imo State As Gunmen Attack Police Headquarters
It was a dramatic morning today in Imo State as some gunmen early this Monday morning attacked the Owerri Correctional Prison in the Imo State capital and freed over 1400 inmates.
The attackers also razed the Imo State Police Command headquarters situated in Owerri and burnt almost all the vehicles parked at the command headquarters.
The hoodlums further freed the suspects in almost all the cells at the State Criminal Investigation Department of the command.
It was learnt that the gunmen operated from 1 am till 3 am on Monday.
They sang solidarity songs at the Government House Roundabout for about 30 minutes before attacking the facilities, a security source confided in our correspondent.
On breaking into the prison facility with the aid of explosives and dynamite, the attackers told the inmates to go home.
When contacted, the police spokesperson in the state, Orlando Ikeokwu, confirmed the attacks.
He, however, assured the people of the state that the security agencies were on top of the matter.
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