Gunmen attack Imo prison, free over 1500 inmates

 Gunmen attack Imo prison, free over 1500 inmates

Gunmen on Monday morning attacked the Owerri Correctional Prison in the Imo State capital and freed over 1500 inmates,  Reporters  has learnt.

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.

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.

Ayomide Oyewole

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