Some parts of the buildings housing the Nigerian Prisons Service (NPS) are in ruins following a torrential rainfall on Friday night.
The rain destroyed the welfare, works and records offices of the service while the ones housing logistics and chief disciplinary officer were shattered.
Also destroyed were the roofs of the main prison yard, thereby putting the lives and security of inmates at risk.
The Public Relations Officer of NPS in Owerri, Mr James Madugba, told our correspondent on phone that the incident was devastating but no life was lost.
He said the rainfall uprooted a tree, which fell on the building housing the administrative block and the Armed Squad.
He said that many officials were displaced from their offices while efforts are on to provide alternative offices for them.