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Unknown gunmen have attacked the federal Correctional centre in owerri, the Imo State capital and set free inmates of the centre.

The Correctional centre was set on Fire Sunday night and according to NEWSLIFE reliable source in owerri, the fire was so massive and has consumed the Correctional centre and still smouldering as at thr time of filing this report.

The attackers also razed the Imo State Police Command Headquarters in Owerri and burnt almost all the vechicles parked at the force commad headquarters.

The gunmen further invaded the cells at the State Central Intelligence Department and freed all the suspects in detention.

Newslife online also learnt that the onslaught was on till 3am on Monday.

With ectascy, the gunmen were said to be singing solidarity songs at the Government House Roundabout for about 30minutes before invading the correctional centre

Over 1500 in mates were said to have been freed to go home while an unconfirmed report indicated that about 30 prisoners returned to the correctional facility

The State Police Public Relations Officer,Orlando Ikeokwu has confirmed the onslaught.

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