The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, will today visit the bombed police headquarters in Owerri.

The Imo state police public Relations Officer, PPRO, Orlando Ikeokwo, made this known to newsmen in Owerri.

The IGP will also visit the bombed facilities of the Owerri Correctional center, where unknown gunmen forcefully released a total of 1,844 inmates in custody.

The attackers, who stormed the facility on Monday 5th April, 2021, gained entrance into the premises by using explosives to blast the administrative block.

He said the IGP, would be having a special security meeting to discuss the way forward.

Similarly, The Acting Controller-General, Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS), Mr John Mrabure, has ordered a comprehensive investigation into the incident that occurred at the Owerri Custodial Centre at the early hours of Monday, April 5, 2021.

The Service Public Relations Officer (SPRO), Mr Francis Enobore, made this known in a statement in Abuja.

Mr John Mrabure said the assignment, which would be carried out in collaboration with other security organisations, has commenced with a Search and Recover Operations to recapture the fleeing inmates.

Mrabure appealed to the good citizens of Imo and indeed Nigerians to volunteer useful information that would facilitate the recapture of the fleeing inmates.

He, however, assured that the security of custodial centres across the country remained sacrosanct.

“As at the last count, six inmates have so far voluntarily returned to the facility while 35 inmates refused to escape from custody during the attack” he said.