Imo prison attack: 16 inmates rearrested, 36 vehicles burnt – CP
The Commissioner of Police in Imo, CP Nasiru Mohammed, has said 36 vehicles were burnt and 68 suspects escaped from detention cells during the prison attack and Police facility in the State.
He noted that one inmate lost his life from stampede at the correctional centre and of the 1,844 inmates who escaped, 16 have been rearrested.
Mohammed disclosed this during an inspection tour to the command’s headquarters, following an attack on the facility by unknown gunmen on Monday, by Inspector general of Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu.
The CP regretted rthe recent attacks on the command’s divisions in Obowo and Isiala Mbano Local Government Areas of the state and called for continued support from the IGP.
“We are grateful for the IGP’s fatherly disposition and his prompt action following the attacks,” he said.
“36 vehicles were burnt and 68 suspects escaped from detention. A part of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) was set ablaze and there was one casualty who is currently receiving treatment.