In the early hours of Monday April 5th , after Easter 2020, sunday. Gunmen set the correctional facility in Owerri, the Imo State capital, on fire. It was gathered that the gunmen struck the prison and freed an unconfirmed number of inmates and suspects. Heavy gunfire also was heard in that area.
Amnesty International also said over the weekend that Owerri Correctional Centre had 2,156 inmates against its installed capacity of 548 people. Heavy smokes and fire was seen during the cause of the breakout.
In the early hours of today being Monday, some of these excaped inmates were seen taking money from people and driver’s for survival as most of the might not even reside in imo state.
With the situation on ground, everyone is adviced to be careful and stay at alert even as the police might be out picking random people or even innocent people just to get their excaped inmates.
Please you all should be careful, let us all be guided as there may be security personnels around Owerri Metropolis.
- Do not forget to move around with a valid ID card.
- Do well to inform the people around you about any movement you make and your location.
- Please always ensure you dress smart and neat to avoid any form of embarrassment from security operatives.