1500 inmates freed when gunmen attack prison

According to The PUNCH, Gunmen on Monday morning attacked the Owerri Correctional Prison in the Imo State capital and freed over 1500 inmates.


The attackers also also tore down the Imo State Police Command headquarters located in Owerri and burnt almost all the vehicles parked at the command headquarters.


The attackers also freed the prisoners in almost all the cells at the State Criminal Investigation Department of the command.


According to The PUNCH, the gunmen operated from 1am till 3am on Monday.

According to a security source, they sang solidarity songs at the Government House Roundabout for about 30 minutes before attacking the facilities.

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