IGP blames IPOB for Imo jailbreak


The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has revealed that the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB)/Eastern Security Network (ESN) is responsible for Monday’s attack on the Owerri Correctional Centre and the razing of Imo State Police Command headquarters by gunmen.

Armed men stormed the correctional facility in the early hours of Monday and gained entrance into the yard by using explosives to blast the administrative block, setting free 1,844 inmates before heading to the police headquarters where several vehicles were destroyed.

In a series of tweets while condemning the attack, the police disclosed that “preliminary investigations have revealed that the attackers, who came in their numbers with sophisticated weapons, are members of the proscribed (IPOB)/Eastern Security Network (ESN)”.

Following the attack, the IGP has ordered the immediate deployment of additional units of Police Mobile Force (PMF) and other Police Tactical Squads to Imo State to strengthen security in the State and prevent further attacks on security formations or any other critical national infrastructure in the State.

Adamu added that one of the operational vehicles of the attackers has been recovered by the Police and is currently being investigated.

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