Unknown gunmen set fire to a correctional facility in Owerri, the capital of Imo State, in the early hours of Monday morning.
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.
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.
See pictures below:
Something involving significant firearms is happening in Owerri, Imo State right now…. It's somewhere between govt House, Rockview & Prisons….??? pic.twitter.com/9FS2PCA1oy
— Chidi Odinkalu (@ChidiOdinkalu) April 5, 2021
Watch Video below:
More than 3,000 inmates escapes during the reported prison break in Owerri, Imo state as the state's CID is set ablaze.
— Tunde Ednut (@TundeEddnut) April 5, 2021