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Gunmen free hundreds of inmates from Imo prison

Gunmen on Monday morning attacked the Owerri Correctional Center in the Imo State capital and freed over 1,500 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.

Owerri prison

The PUNCH reports that the hoodlums further freed the suspects in almost all the cells at the State Criminal Investigation Department of the command.

The newspaper gathered that the gunmen operated from 1am till 3am on Monday.

Owerri prison

They sang solidarity songs at the Government House Roundabout for about 30 minutes before attacking the facilities, a security source confided in the newspaper.

On breaking into the prison facility with the aid of explosives, 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.

Written by ExpressDay

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