An official acknowledged the Owerri jail used to be attacked by ‘unknown gunmen.’
A total of 1,844 prisoners had been freed when gunmen attacked a correctional facility in Owerri, an official has acknowledged.
PREMIUM TIMES reported the attack on the jail by armed men on the muse suspected to be members of the outlawed Indigenous Folk Of Biafra (IPOB).
The group had been blamed for earlier assaults on safety officers and services in the South-east and South-south areas.
Francis Enobore, the spokesperson of the correctional centre has now launched an announcement on the attack. He failed to illustrate that the attack used to be applied by IPOB, announcing it used to be by “unknown gunmen.”
“The Owerri Custodial Centre in Imo Instruct has been attacked by unknown gunmen and forcefully launched a total of 1,844 inmates in custody,” Mr Enobore wrote.
“The attackers who stormed the facility at about 0215hrs on Monday Fifth April, 2021, obtained entrance into the yard by using explosives to blast the administrative block.”
He acknowledged “6 inmates maintain up to now voluntarily returned to the facility while 35 inmates refused to interrupt out from custody for the length of the attack.”
Read the fat statement below.
PR Nigeria News Unlock – ‘Unknown Gunmen’ Unlock 1,844 Inmates in Owerri Custodial Centre
The Owerri Custodial Centre in Imo Instruct has been attacked by unknown gunmen and forcefully launched a total of 1,844 inmates in custody.
The attackers who stormed the facility at about 0215hrs on Monday Fifth April, 2021, obtained entrance into the yard by using explosives to blast the administrative block.
They had been acknowledged to maintain arrived the centre of their dapper number in different Hilux eradicate-up automobiles and Sienna Buses armed with delicate weapons and straight engaged the protection personnel on responsibility in a fierce gun war.
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They eventually detonated the explosive to compile entrance.
The Performing Controller-Frequent of Corrections, John Mrabure has ordered a whole investigation into the incident and in collaboration with varied safety organizations, commenced a search and obtain better operations to recapture the fleeing inmates.
While fascinating to the wonderful electorate of Imo Instruct and certainly Nigerians to volunteer counseled intelligence that will facilitate the restoration effort, the Ag. Controller-Frequent desires to make certain that the protection of custodial centres in the nation stays sacrosanct.
He equally directed all officers linked to custodial services to dwell vigilant at this attempting second in our ancient past.
As on the closing depend, 6 inmates maintain up to now voluntarily returned to the facility while 35 inmates refused to interrupt out from custody for the length of the attack.
Francis Enobore, MNI
Public Members of the family Officer,
For: Controller-Frequent of Corrections