Reports had it that Unknown Gunmen on Monday morning attacked the Owerri Correctional Prison in the Imo State capital and freed over 1500 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.
The hoodlums further freed the suspects in almost all the cells at the State Criminal Investigation Department of the command.
According to ThePunch, the gunmen operated from 1am till 3am on Monday.
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, “Go home, Jesus has risen. You have no reason to be here.”
Abacityblog gathered that Owerri police headquarters, is situated directly opposite the Imo State government house.
The burnt Police Headquarters houses disbanded SARS and State CID, also, Anti kidnapping unit is nearby, as well as Shell camp police station.
Watch the below video;
This is Owerri police headquarters, directly opposite the Imo State government house. SARS and State CID are in this compound. Anti kidnapping is nearby, as well as Shell camp police station.
Even the governor is not safe in Imo State.
God help us pic.twitter.com/Lf8iZVzk6n
— Obinna (@obaino_) April 5, 2021
When contacted, the police spokesperson in the state, Orlando Ikeokwu, who confirmed the attacks told ThePunch that the security agencies have taken measures.
He, however, assured the people of the state that the security agencies were on top of the matter to restore normalcy.