More than 1,500 inmates have been released following an attack at the Owerri Correctional Prison in the Imo State.
There was chaos on Monday morning after some unknown gunmen attacked a correctional facility in Owerri, freeing over 1500 inmates.
According to Punch, 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 freed all the suspects in almost all the cells at the State Criminal Investigation Department of the command.
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 told Punch.
On breaking into the prison facility with the aid of explosives and dynamite, the attackers told inmates, “Go home, Jesus has risen. You have no reason to be here.”
When contacted, the police spokesperson in the state, Orlando Ikeokwu, confirmed the attacks.
He, however, assured the people of the state that the security agencies were on top of the matter.