The arrest of Biafran leader Nnamdi Kanu comes amid growing tensions around regional divisions within Nigeria, and armed separatism in the southeast.
The deadly brutality unleashed over the weekend across Nigeria is prompting serious questions over the country’s internal security.
"I can confirm that the Imo State command of the Nigerian Correctional Service was attacked by unknown gunmen in Owerri," Imo state corrections service spokesman James Madugba says, adding that the number of escaped inmates was yet to be confirmed.
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