Gunmen have set well over 2000 prison inmates at Imo Correctional Institute.
CityNews Nigeria learnt that the hoodlums freed over two thousand prisoners after setting the Imo State police Headquarters on fire.
The hoodlums also freed another 600 suspects in custody.
They set the police headquarters ablaze with dozens of vehicles burnt in the process.
Sources say the attack started around 1.30 am and ended around 3.30am without any resistance.