A correctional facility and police investigations department in Owerri in Imo State Capital has been set ablaze by unidentified attackers in an overnight operation on Monday, April 5, Trait News reports.

According to reports on social media by witnesses said the attackers struck the prison and police department shortly after midnight, freeing a yet-unconfirmed number of inmates and suspects.

Heavy gunfire also rang through the area, with an account saying over hundreds of inmates might have escaped.

Details later…

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