Gunmen attack police and free inmates from prison in Imo

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Gunmen suspected to be members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) have set some parts of the headquarters of the Imo State Police Command on fire and attacked the Owerri Correctional Prison in the state capital.

It was gathered that the armed gang overpowered security operatives at the facilities.

The gunmen also attacked the nearby office of the Criminal Investigation Department of the Imo state police command, also freeing a number of suspects in all the cells.

The attackers burnt almost all the vehicles parked at the command headquarters.

The armed men, who were said to have operated in over 10 vehicles, also attacked soldiers stationed at Umuorji along Owerri to Onitsha Expressway. When contacted, the police spokesperson in the state, Orlando Ikeokwu, confirmed the attacks.

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