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Imo attacks: Owerri prison, Police HQ, Government House ransacked. IG blames IPOB

Imo attacks: Owerri prison, Police HQ, Government House ransacked. IG blames IPOB

The Inspector General of Police IGP Mohammed Adamu has laid the recent attacks on facilities in Owerri, Imo State squarely at the feet of IPOB and their militant wing Eastern Security Network. The attacks according to Police spokesperson Frank Mba resulted in the release of approximately 1,800 inmates, the burning down of some parts of

The Inspector General of Police IGP Mohammed Adamu has laid the recent attacks on facilities in Owerri, Imo State squarely at the feet of IPOB and their militant wing Eastern Security Network.

The attacks according to Police spokesperson Frank Mba resulted in the release of approximately 1,800 inmates, the burning down of some parts of these facilities and gunshot wound inflicted on a police officer. The attack on the state government house was however repelled by security details stationed there.

The correctional service in Owerri was however not so lucky as the facility was firebombed and some prisoners released. Francis Enobore the spokesperson for the institution stated that, “The attackers who stormed the facility at about 0215hrs on Monday 5th April, 2021, gained entrance into the yard by using explosives to blast the administrative block, “The attackers who stormed the facility at about 0215hrs on Monday 5th April, 2021, gained entrance into the yard by using explosives to blast the administrative block,”.

Genesis of the Problem:

The recent attacks in Igbo land in Eastern Nigeria can be attributed to the agitation of some Igbos under the aegis of the Indigenous People of Biafra for the agitation of secession from Nigeria due to perceived marginalisation by the Nigerian state. And more recently, the killings of its people and members by the Nigerian security forces and Fulani herdsmen. Detailed Causality Research

 

It must however be noted that the leader of IPOB and the ESN Nnamdi has denied his men were behind the attacks on these facilities.

 

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