Nigeria: Four Inmates Killed in Osun State Attempted Jailbreak

Four inmates on Tuesday reportedly died in Kosere Correctional Centre, Ile Ife, Osun State, Nigeria during an attempted jailbreak.

A top security source disclosed that some inmates had planned to escape during the morning sanitation.

The source further said that the inmates had while attempting to flee the centre, injured a warder and were about to force their way out when security men repelled them.

The source said, “Four inmates were killed. A warder was also injured. The incident happened during morning sanitation on Tuesday.

“They had planned to escape and one of them attacked the warder, while others forced their way through the only entrance, but the security men repelled them and, in the process, four inmates were shot.

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“They eventually died. Others that wanted to escape ran back when those that led the attempt were shot.”

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Yemisi Opalola, confirmed the incident but pleaded for more time to get details.


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