- The unrest in Lagos has taken an ugly turn as the Ikoyi prison has been attacked by hoodlums
- Some of the prison facilities have been reportedly set on fire
- Meanwhile, the police and army have been called to restore order
The Nigerian Correctional Service in Ikoyi, Lagos was attacked by suspected hoodlums.
According to The Cable, facilities at the prisons were torched as the hoodlums made attempts to break into prison cells.
“The prison is on fire, everyone running for safety now,” the news outlet reports, quoting a source.
Toke Makinwa also shared a video, asking everyone to stay safe.
However, the prison authorities immediately notified the police and the military for backup.
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As a result of this, policemen and soldiers have been deployed to the Correctional Centre in a bid to foil the attempted jailbreak.
Premium Times also reported that in the process, many inmates were shot by the combined team of correctional service officers and other security personnel.
In another development, Okitipupa, headquarters of Okitipupa local government of Ondo state has been attacked by hoodlums who took to the street to destroy government properties.
According to an eyewitness who spoke with Legit.ng, the hoodlums have destroyed the local government secretariat and the police station.
Meanwhile, with Lekki shooting still gaining momentum amid floodgates of reactions globally, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu lifted the lids on the alleged removal of the CCTV camera prior to the toll gate incident.
Recall that there were reports that CCTV was taken away and the lights turned off before soldiers descended on the protesters at the tollgates.
Speaking on Arise TV on Thursday, October 22, the Lagos state governor stated that "nobody ordered" the removal of the camera and turning off the light contrary to the circulation on the social media.
Sanwo-Olu said there was the security of LCC on the ground and added that what looked like a camera are "necessary installation" removed due to 24-hour curfew imposed on the state over repeated attacks of hoodlums.
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