- A jailbreak in Edo state was foiled by security agents on Wednesday, April 14
- Among persons who helped to thwart the attempt were soldiers, policemen, and NSCDC officers
- However, the NSCDC reported that some of its operatives were injured by inmates
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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.
NSCDC's spokesman, Richard Ogbebor, told journalists that the officers of the command, led by Samuel Ogbeide, an assistant superintendent of corps 1, after getting a distress call, thwarted what would have turned into another bad news in the state, PM News reports.
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.
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However, the inmates, according to the centre's spokesman, were subdued with the help of Nigerian Army officers.
Premium Times quoted him as saying that the operatives of the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) also helped to overpower the inmates.
Meanwhile, there was a serious riot at the National Correctional Center in Bauchi on Friday, April 10, which left some inmates and officers injured.
The spokesman of the prison, Abubakar Adamu, revealed that the mayhem started after a warder trafficked items like handsets and drugs to inmates.
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“Unfortunately for the officer, intelligence caught him and in the process of investigation, the inmates got wind of the incident and broke into the store and catered away shovels, daggers and diggers.
“The inmates, who were chanting songs and slogans, broke some items inside the prison which forced the prison officials to start shooting in the air to scare them. In the melee, five inmates and two officials were injured."
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Earlier, there were claims that the police command in Imo and the state government were warned about looming attacks from some suspects about one week before the terror was unleashed.
Dennis Amachree, a former assistant director of the Department of State Services (DSS), said the warning came three times but nothing was done to prevent the attack.
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