Unknown gunmen set fire to a correctional facility in Owerri, the capital of Imo State, in the early hours of Monday morning.

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According to reports, the gunmen stormed the prison and released an undetermined number of inmates and suspects. There was also a lot of shooting in the city.

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The number of inmates released from the facility is yet unknown.

The police command and some vehicles parked in the vicinity were set ablaze by the gunmen.

 

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