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GUNMEN SUSPECTED TO BE MEMBERS OF IPOB, INVADES OWERRI CORRECTIONAL CENTRE IN IMO STATE AND RELEASED INMATES IN THE FACILITY EARLY THIS MORNING.

Written by on April 5, 2021

Gunmen suspected to be members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, have invaded Owerri Correctional Centre in Imo State and released inmates in the facility early this morning.

Reports indicate that the attack took place at about 1am when the armed men gained entry to the Prisons using dynamites and other explosives.

Other reports indicate the hoodlums also attacked the State Police Headquarters in Owerri, while firing consistently with AK 47 rifles and explosives.

The attackers are believed to have released some suspects detained in the SCID cell and set so many vehicles on fire including cars parked at the Headquarters and the SCID office building.

The onslaught reportedly lasted close to three hours.

A source who spoke to correspondent OBED DOUGLAS have this to say.

Meanwhile, Imo state command of the Nigerian Correctional Service have confirmed an attack on its facility in Owerri.

Public Relations Officer of the service in Imo, James Madugba, confirmed the incident to Journalists in Owerri.

Madugba who said that the event occurred at about 2.00 a.m, saying that many inmates escaped with some operational vehicles razed.

He added that the services had yet to confirm the numbers of escaped inmates and damaged vehicles.

Written by Ayo Odungweru


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