Security Source : How Gun Men Attempted To Take Over Government House IMO State

source: dailytrust
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How the attack was launched According to security sources and lodgers at the nearby Rockview Hotel, the attackers arrived at the Nigerian Correctional Service and Imo Police Headquarters at about 1 am on Monday in more than 20 vehicles comprising of Hilux and Sienna model to launch the attacks. They were said to have entered Owerri and surrounded the roundabout opposite the Government House, sang for some secessionists songs for minutes and made incarnations. Thereafter, they divided themselves into groups. While some marched to the custodial facility, others moved to the headquarters of the state police command. The gunmen that moved to the correctional service were said to have tried to use grenades and dynamites to break down the wall to no avail. A custodial official who spoke to our correspondent on the condition of anonymity said, “Immediately they arrived they told the two men on duty that they were not there to kill anybody. “They asked them to drop their guns and run away. They thereafter moved in going from one cell to the other, ordering inmates to flee. “They told them that they had no reason to be in prison because Jesus Christ has risen from the dead. “They thereafter moved to the offices and burnt all the warrant documents and other files. They were shooting up, an indication that they are not truly on a mission to kill. The only inmate that died was weak and he slumped.” The official said that the gunmen thereafter set on fire all the cars on sight, including the operational vehicles. A security source said that those that attacked the police headquarters first approached the guards at the Government House gate and simply told them that their mission was not to kill, but to send a statement to the federal government. They told them to run for their lives after which they riddled the gate with bullets. They were said to have marched around the police headquarters unchallenged and set all the vehicles ablaze. They also attacked the offices of the Criminal Investigation Department and set free all the detainees

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