Gunmen suspected to be members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) have set some parts of the headquarters of the Imo Police Command on fire and attacked the Owerri Correctional Prison.
Daily Trust 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 gunmen only spared the anti- kidnapping department of the state CID.
The armed men, who were said to have operated in over 10 vehicles, also attacked soldiers stationed at Umuorji along Owerri-Onitsha Expressway.
The attackers were said to have had a free rein in the operation said to have started from 1 am Monday and lasted for over two hours.
An eyewitness told our correspondent that the gunmen burnt the operational vehicles of the soldiers, who fled in different directions.
They were so bold to have sang solidarity songs at the Government House roundabout for about 30 minutes before attacking the facilities, according to a security source.Security men stationed at the gate leading to the seat of government were said to have taken to their heels. (DailyTrust)