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Tuesday, 20 October 2020

We don’t know the number of inmates who escaped from Benin prisons - NCS

The Nigerian Correctional Service has disclosed that the number of prisoners who escaped from the recent jailbreaks in Edo state is still unknown. 


According to NCS Spokesperson Austin Njoku, there is an ongoing effort to determine the exact number of prisoners who escaped. He added that they also don't know the number of casualties recorded in the jailbreaks. 


Njoku said; “Custodial centres were attacked this morning by suspected protesters under the #EndSARS protests in Benin and Oko in Benin. 

“Efforts are underway to arrest the situation and return normalcy back to the centres. The armed squad personnel of the service are working tirelessly to bring the situation under control.”


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