Security forces foil another jailbreak in Edo

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and other security agencies have foiled an attempted jailbreak by inmates in Edo State.

It was gathered that yhe inmates tried to escape from the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) at Ubiaja in Esan South East Local Government Area as confirmed by Richard Ogbebor, the Public Relations Officer (PRO) in a statement.

He said the incident occurred from 15:00 hours to 17:00 hours on Wednesday but the corps deployed a team led by Samuel Ogbeide, an Assistant Superintendent of Corps 1 to the facility after the inmates had broken out from their cells and were engaging correctional officers in a fight as some sustained injuries.

Ogbefor said troops from the Nigerian Army 4th Brigade and the Police officers assisted in overpowering the prisoners saying security has been beefed up at the centre.

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