IKOYI PRISON JAIL-BREAK ATTEMPT DISTRUPTED.

The intervention of the men of the Nigerian Police and Army has foiled an attempted jailbreak at the Ikoyi Correctional Centre Lagos.

The authorities of the correctional centre on noticing unusual movements by the inmates followed by smoke and fire coming from a section of the prison quickly called on the police for assistance.

The police presence was soon followed by the deployment of soldiers which helped to stabilise the situation.

An eyewitness, who witnessed the situation said, “I can see them from my balcony at the moment.

Soldiers and policemen have arrived. I saw prisoners throwing stones and I saw fire.

The police presence was soon followed by the deployment of soldiers which helped to stabilise the situation.

“A lot of the prison officials have gathered at the entrance of the prison while some of the inmates have retreated.”

Although sporadic gunshot could be heard coming from the facility, there is no confirmation of injury or fatality yet.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos State, Mr Muyiwa Adejobi, said the cause of the fire could not yet be ascertained but policemen had been deployed in the prisons.

“We don’t know the cause of the fire but we are there on the ground. We have mobilised to the place. We will give details later,” he said.

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