The Nigeria police force has launched a manhunt for over 1,800 escaped prisoners in southeast Imo State.
The prisoners escaped after the correctional facility that hosted them and the regional police command were attacked by gunmen.
A preliminary investigation by the Nigeria Police Force has revealed that the attack was perpetrated by members of a proscribed secessionist group, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
Mohammed Adamu, Nigerian Police Inspector-General, said the coordinated attacks were carried out by members of the Eastern Security Network (ESN), the militant outfit of the IPOB.
The group has not comment on the attack neither has it reacted to the allegation made against it by the police force.
Ugonna Agwu, a Journalist with Radio Nigeria in Owerri, Imo State Capital has been telling us more via mobile phone.