- No inmate is missing from the Ikoyi prison following the attempted jailbreak
- This is good news to many Nigerians who are already in panic over the current situation of things in the country
- The news was confirmed in a statement by the NCoS Lagos command spokesperson
- Recall that some hoodlums made attempts to break into the correctional service centre to free inmates
An official at the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) Centre, Ikoyi on Thursday, October 22, announced that no inmate escaped from the attempted jailbreak.
Rotimi Oladokun, the spokesperson of NCoS Lagos command confirmed the situation in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
Legit.ng recalls that the correctional service was attacked by suspected hoodlums. Facilities at the prisons were torched as the hoodlums made attempts to break into prison cells.
The prison authorities immediately notified the police and the military for backup.
It was gathered that hoodlums set fire to some of the buildings in the correctional centre as they tried all the tricks in their book in an attempt to free the inmates.
Rapid Respond Squad (RRS) operatives have already started searching for the hoodlums responsible for the attempted jailbreak.
This development is coming barely four days after several inmates were freed as some suspected hoodlums broke into the Benin Prison popularly called White House during the ongoing EndSARS protest.
An armed squad of prison officials engaged the suspected hoodlums in gunfire. This was reported to have resulted in some persons sustaining injuries.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Babayo Maisanda, the controller of correctional centres in Edo, announced that 163 inmates who escaped from prison following a recent jailbreak have been successfully recaptured.
Speaking on the incident which marred the peaceful EndSARS protest in the state, Maisanda, however, stated that a total number of fleeing escapees still at large stands at 1,818.
According to him, 10 officers sustained various degrees of injuries during the invasion and are currently receiving treatments at various hospitals in Benin.
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Source: Legit Nigeria