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Hoodlums Set Ikoyi Prison On Fire, Attempt Jailbreak

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By Our Correspondent


The Ikoyi Correctional Centre was on Thursday set on fire by suspected hoodlums as they attempted jailbreak.

A video which has since gone viral shows smoke billowing from parts of the centre while inmates and hoodlums were seen running.


Sporadic gunshots were also heard in the video as security operatives dispersed the hoodlums.

Lagos state command of Nigerian police spokesperson, Muyiwa Adejobi, who confirmed the incident said the cause of the fire could not yet be ascertained but policemen had been deployed to the prisons.

He said, “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.”

Details later…