Unknown bandits on Monday morning attacked the Owerri Correctional Prison in the Imo State capital and freed hundreds of prisoners.
The attackers also razed the Imo State Police Command headquarters situated in Owerri and burnt almost all the vehicles parked at the command headquarters.
The hoodlums further freed the suspects in almost all the cells at the State Criminal Investigation Department of the command.
Reports gathered that the gunmen operated from 1: am till 3: am on Monday singing solidarity songs at the Government House Roundabout for about 30 minutes before attacking the facilities.
When contacted, the police spokesperson in the state, Orlando Ikeokwu, confirmed the attacks.
He, however, assured the people of the state that the security agencies were on top of the matter.