Again, gunmen set Imo prison on fire, free scores of inmates


Scores of inmates at Ehime Mbano Local Government Area Divisional Police Headquarters in Imo State have been set free after unidentified gunmen set the prison facility on fire.

Reports say that the gunmen attacked the prison facility a few hours after Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and outgoing Inspector General of Police (IGP), Muhammed Adamu left Owerri, the Imo State capital.

Vice President Osinbajo led a delegation of Federal Government officials including the Minister of Interior Rauf Aregbesola, to visit the state over Monday, April 5, attack on the correctional centre in the state as well as the police headquarters.

Moments after Osinbajo and his entourage left the state, the gunmen attacked the prison facility and freed all suspects in detention before setting the Police Divisional headquarters ablaze.

However, state police command was yet to comment on the incident as at the time of filing in this report.


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