How Gunmen attacked Owerri Prison, freed inmates, burnt prison and Imo Police Headquarters
Posted by News Express | 5 April 2021 | 642 times
•Imo Police Command headquarters after the attack
Details have emerged of how gunmen in the wee hours of today, Monday, April 5, 2021, attacked the Nigerian Correctional Services in Owerri, the Imo State capital, and freed an unspecified number of prison inmates.
News Express broke the story of the attack around 6:00 a.m. Nigerian Time.
The attack occurred in the early hours of today, after which the hoodlums set the facility ablaze.
Emerging reports indicate that the gunmen also razed the Imo State Police Command Headquarters situated in Owerri and burnt almost all the vehicles parked at the command headquarters.
“They were said to have operated from 1 am till 3 am during which they sang solidarity songs at the Government House Roundabout for about 30 minutes before attacking the facilities,” according to an update by Channels TV.
“When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Orlando Ikeokwu, confirmed the attacks.
“Also, the Imo State Command of the Nigeria Correctional Service confirmed the attack on its facility.
“The Public Relations Officer of the Service, James Madugba, told journalists that the authorities were still trying to get the accurate data of inmates who escaped and the level of devastation caused.
“He explained that details will be shared as soon as accurate information and data is collected.”
Source: News Express
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