Gunmen on Monday attacked the facility of the Nigeria Correctional Service and Police headquarters in Owerri, Imo state.

The attackers were said to have gone on rampage around two o’clock in the morning shooting sporadically at the correctional service located along Okigwe road near government house Owerri.


Many inmates were freed while vehicles and some office buildings at the service were set ablaze by the hoodlums.

A lifeless body of a man carrying a luggage was seen lying in front of the entrance gate to the correctional service.

The Public Relations Officer of the Service in the State Mr. James Madugba has confirmed the incident and said the service would brief journalists in due course.


Similarly detainees at the police headquarters Owerri were released by the gunmen while more than twenty vehicles parked at the headquarters were either burnt or destroyed.

The first entrance gate to the government house Owerri was riddled by bullets while window glasses of a security house close to the gate were shattered.

The Public Relations Officer Imo state Police Command SP. Orlando Ikeokwu has also confirmed the attacks.

Report says there is an atmosphere of fear in the state following the incidents as many are calling on security agents to rise to the emerging security challenges in the area.



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