JUST IN: Gunmen Reportedly Attacked Federal Prison and Police Command Headquarters in Imo

Some inmates in the prison were said to have been broken free by the gunmen.

The attack was said to have happened in the early hours of Monday.

There was said to have been heavy gunfire during the attack.

The police command and some vehicles parked in the vicinity were set ablaze by the gunmen.

The gunmen further freed the suspects in almost all the cells at the State Criminal Investigation Department of the command. According to the PUNCH the gunmen operated from 1am till 3am on Monday.

They sang solidarity songs at the Government House Roundabout for about 30 minutes before attacking the facilities, a security source confided in our correspondent.