Gunmen On Rampage In Imo, Free 1500 Inmates, Burn Police Headquarters

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Gunmen On Rampage In Imo, Free 1500 Inmates, Burn Police Headquarters

The Owerri Correctional Centre in Imo State have been attacked by gunmen who freed over 1500 of the inmates at the centre.r

The gunmen also attacked and razed the Imo State Police Command’s Headquarters, burning almost all the vehicles parked within the premises.

Not done, the attackers were said to have freed the suspects in almost all the cells at State Criminal Investigation Department of the command.

The attackers, who were said to have operated from 1am till 3am on Monday, sang solidarity songs at the Government House roundabout for about 30 minutes before attacking the facilities.

Also, after breaking into the prison with the aid of explosives and dynamite, the attackers told inmates, “Go home, Jesus has risen. You have no reason to be here.”

The spokesman of the state police command, Orlando Ikeokwu, confirmed the attacks, but however assured residents of the state that security agencies were on top of the matter.

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