February 28, 2024
Gunmen Free Seven Inmates In Imo Prison Attack
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Gunmen Free Seven Inmates In Imo Prison Attack

Seven inmates have been released in an attack on a correctional farm settlement in Umualomoke community in the Okigwe Local Government Area of Imo State.

Confirming the attack in a statement, the police spokesman, ASP Henry Okoye, says the officer in charge of the farm was abducted, and a police inspector killed.

According to the command’s spokesman, the Commissioner of Police, CP Aboki Danjuma, has deployed the Command’s Special Tactical Squad to go all out in synergy with the military and other sister security agencies and hunt down those responsible for the attack.

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He added that the gunmen also attacked the residence of the lawmaker representing Imo North Senatorial District, Patrick Ndubeze, located within the area.

ASP Okoye noted that the police commissioner has mandated the tactical team to intensify efforts in ensuring that the kidnapped officer is rescued unhurt and the fleeing inmates arrested and made to face the full wrath of the law.

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