Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari have called the attackers of the Nigeria Correctional Service, Owerri, the Imo State capital and the state police command headquarters, terrorist.
The president has demanded the arrest and prosecution of masterminds of the attackers.
Candidreporters.com earlier reported that gunmen in the early hours of Monday attacked the facilities.
On same day, gunmen killed two persons and burnt operational vehicles of the Nigerian Army when they attacked a military base at Umuorji on the Owerri- Onitsha expressway.
The headquarters of the NCoS said 1,844 inmates fled the facility in Owerri during the attack.
Amid increasing spate of attacks on security formations in the South-East, President Muhammadu Buhari described the attacks in Imo State as terrorism and ordered security agencies to apprehend the culprits.
However, the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, blamed the Indigenous People of Biafra and the Eastern Security Network for the attacks.
But IPOB in its reaction denied involvement in the attack, saying its men were in the bush chasing herdsmen.