Several Inmates Were Freed As Heavy Armed Men Blow Up Owerri Federal Prison.
An Unidentified gunmen attacked the Nigerian Correctional Service Owerri, along Okigwe Road on early hours of Monday night 5th April 2021, as a result, several inmates reportedly escaped.
Residents were kept awake as sounds of gunshots and dynamite persisted. Weapons were carted away, Cars are and others were set on fire within Prisons’ premises.
The level of destruction and casualty figures were not immediately available, but pictures and videos shared on Twitter showed heavy smokes billowing from what posters said were the scenes of the attack that lasted for more than two hours.
The prisons, state headquarters of Police and Govt house is located at the same area and obviously the most PROTECTED area in Owerri.
If this attack can happen there then there’s complete anarchy and no one is safe anymore.
The attack came as confrontation intensified between Nigerian security forces and adherents of the IPOB separatist movement across the South-East. Since January, there have been repeated clashes between Nigerian troops and IPOB elements in Imo, Rivers, Abia and Anambra, with both sides denying responsibility for civilian casualties.
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