Owerri Jail Break: Uzodimma Summons Emergency Meeting With Security Chiefs

Governor Hope Uzodimma

The Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodimma, has summoned an emergency meeting with heads of all security agencies in the state following Monday’s jailbreak at the Owerri Correctional Centre where 1,844 inmates escaped.

Confirming the security meeting, the state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Declan Emelumba, assured citizens that the state is on top of the situation.

Spokesman for the NCoS, Francis Enobore, had earlier confirmed that 1,884 inmates fled the prison during the attack that lasted for over two hours.

The statement explained that six inmates voluntarily returned while 35 refused to escape during the attack.

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