No Jailbreak in Ikoyi Prisons, fire Contained – Officials

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No Jailbreak in Ikoyi Prisons, fire contained - Officials
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The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) in Lagos has stated that the fire that broke out in a part of the Ikoyi Correctional Centre has been controlled.

The service also dismissed fears there was a jailbreak in the facility, insisting that the fire only affected a part of the centre and did not involve inmates.

Spokesman for the service in Lagos, Rotimi Oladokun said there was no cause for alarm, adding that a statement would be issued soon.

He said: “There was fire on a part of the correctional centre but it has been contained. It did not affect the inmates in any way. There is no jail break and all is fine. We will issue a statement soon.”

Earlier, Ikoyi residents have raised alarm following billowing smoke and gunshots heard from that axis.

Armed detachments of police operatives from Area A Command and Police Mobile Force (PMF) 2, Keffi Street were deployed to safeguard the place as soon as the fire started.

 

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