SECURITY OPERATIVES FOIL JAILBREAK ATTEMPT IN EDO STATE
Security operatives have foiled an attempted jailbreak at the Medium Security Custodial Centre in Ubiaja, Edo State.
Eons Intelligence gathered that the attempted jailbreak began as a protest by the inmates, who refused to return to their cells after it was opened.
Sources say some criminals among the inmates instigated others to protest against the service after hearing of the incidents at Oko, Benin, and Owerri centres to effect jailbreaks for possible escape.
This led to violence in the damaging of cells, admin block, medical office, and drilling of holes on the perimeter fence in a bid to facilitate their escape.
Operatives of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Nigeria Correctional Service, and the Nigeria Army, however, repelled the jailbreak attempt.
The Nigerian Correctional Service Public Relations Officer in Edo State, Aminu Suleiman, who confirmed the incident said the inmates were repelled due to the re-enforcement of security operatives deployed to the centre to ensure normalcy and control of the situation.
There have been unprecedented attacks on security operatives and police facilities by unknown armed men in the South-East, Two weeks ago, gunmen stormed the Owerri correctional centre and the Police headquarters, freeing over 1800 inmates, the largest in Nigeria’s history, and also razing over 50 vehicles.
24 hours after the incident, gunmen on Tuesday set another Police Station ablaze in Imo State, at Ehime Mbano Local Government Area Divisional Police Headquarters in Imo State, freed all the suspects in detention before setting the police facility ablaze.
This prompted the South-Easter Governors’ forum in the country to set up a security outfit called Ebube Agu to help tackle the menace of insecurity ravaging the region in recent weeks.