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

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

 

According to Austin Njoku, the NCS Spokesperson. He said 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 yet and efforts are underway to arrest the situation and return normalcy back to the centers.

 

Njoku said;

 

“Custodial centers 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 centers. The armed squad personnel of the service are working tirelessly to bring the situation under control.”

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