- No inmate is missing from the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCos) Centre, Ikoyi following the attempted jailbreak
- This was confirmed in a statement by Rotimi Oladokun, the spokesperson of NCoS Lagos command
- Recall that some hoodlums attempted to break into the correctional service centre to free inmates
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An official at the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) Centre, Ikoyi on Thursday, October 22, said 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.
An official has said no inmate is missing in following the attempted jailbreak at Ikoyi prison.
Photo credit: BBC.
Oladokun speaking went on to note that personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Lagos state command and other security operatives were on ground to save the situation.
It was gathered that hoodlums in an attempt to set the inmates free tried to set fire to some of the buildings in the correctional centre.
Rapid Respond Squad (RRS) operatives have already begun a house-to-house search for the hoodlums responsible for the attempted jail attack.
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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