According to a news report, gunmen attacked the Okigwe Correctional Farm Settlement in Umualomoke, Okigwe in Imo State, killing a police inspector and releasing seven inmates.
The attackers also targeted the residence of Senator Patrick Ndubeze in Okigwe and abducted the officer in charge of the farm settlement.
The Indigenous People of Biafra/Eastern Security Network (IPOB/ESN) has been allegedly responsible for the attack. The Commissioner of Police in Imo State, Aboki Danjuma, has ordered the immediate deployment of the command’s Special Tactical Squad to work with the military and other security agencies to apprehend the suspected IPOB/ESN operatives. Danjuma has instructed that the abducted officer be rescued safely and the fleeing inmates be apprehended and brought to justice. The police commissioner made these directives during his visit to Okigwe to assess the situation firsthand.