Following the jailbreak in Oko and white house prisons in Benin, Edo State yesterday, October 19, the Nigerian Correctional Service has revealed that they have no idea of the numbers of inmates who escaped.
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 jail breaks.
“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.”