Gunmen on Monday attacked the Nigerian Correctional Services in Imo State and freed an unspecified number of prison inmates.
Report gathered that the attack occurred in the early hours of today, after which the hoodlums set the facility ablaze.
The gunmen also razed the Imo State Police Command headquarters situated in Owerri and burnt almost all the vehicles parked at the command headquarters.
They were said to have operated from 1 am till 3 am during which they sang solidarity songs at the Government House Roundabout for about 30 minutes before attacking the facilities.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Orlando Ikeokwu, confirmed the attacks.
Also, the Imo State Command of the Nigeria Correctional Service confirmed the attack on its facility.
The Public Relations Officer of the Service, James Madugba, told journalists that the authorities were still trying to get the accurate data of inmates who escaped and the level of devastation caused.
He explained that details will be shared as soon as accurate information and data is collected.