- Some inmates in Kano state correctional facility attempted to escape
- The inmates reportedly protested over the poor quality of food they were served
- Musbahu Nasarawa, the public relations officer, Kano state correctional centre, however, said the mayhem was not as a result of the food
Security agents prevented an attempt by some inmates to foment trouble and escape from the Kano central prison, Kurmawa in Kano state on the evening of Thursday, April 22.
Vanguard reports that the incident occurred when the inmates numbering about 150 staged a protest that officials should allow them to consume illicit drugs and use other items such as handset smuggled into the facility by yet-to-be-identified persons.
Legit.ng gathered that the inmates were reportedly protesting the poor quality of food they were served for iftar (Muslim breaking of fast), despite a befitting arrangement put in place by a popular philanthropist.
However, the public relations officer, Kano state correctional centre, DSC Musbahu Nasarawa, said the mayhem was not as a result of the food. He disclosed that the inmates wanted officials to allow them to consume illicit drugs.
TheCable also reports that sporadic gunshots were heard within the area where the prison is located, as residents prepared to break their Ramadan fast on Thursday, April 22.
“We have put down the rebellion through the concerted efforts of the prison officials."
He further explained that violence broke out when prison officials attempted to retrieve illicit items found with some of the prisoners.
Nasarawa, however, added that normalcy has now been restored to the area.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the operatives of the Edo command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) succeeded in foiling a jailbreak attempt at the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS) facility, Ubiaja.
It was reported that the NSCDC's spokesman, Richard Ogbebor, said the officers of the command, led by Samuel Ogbeide, an assistant superintendent of corps 1, thwarted what would have turned into another bad news in the state.
Ogbebor added that upon getting to the facility, some inmates had already made it out of their cells and were engaging warders in combat leading to operatives sustaining various degrees of injury.