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BOMBSHELL: How 4,058 Prisoners Were Freed In Attacks On Prisons, Police Cells In Last Six Months (Details below)



Hoodlums and other criminals have consistently unleashed attacks on police stations and correctional facilities across the country since the #EndSARS protest.

There have been an upsurge in the number of attacks on police and prison formations across the country since the #EndSARS protest that shook the foundation of Nigeria.

Recall that in October 2020, several Nigerian youths protesting against extrajudicial killings and police brutality besieged the streets to demand the proscription of the now-disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

However, the protests were hijacked by hoodlums who inflicted injuries on peaceful protesters while committing other atrocities. News gathered that On October 19, 2020, the Nigerian government claimed that nearly 2,000 inmates broke out of jail after crowds attacked a prison in Edo and Ondo respectively.

Information from the Interior Ministry spokesman, Mohammed Manga, revealed that an armed group of people attacked two prison facilities, subduing the guards on duty.

He said 1,993 inmates were missing in the Edo Prison break

“Most of the inmates held at the centres are convicted criminals serving terms for various criminal offences, awaiting execution or standing trial for violent crimes,” he said in a statement.

On October 22, 2020, over 58 inmates at the National Correctional Service Centre in Okitipupa, Ondo State escaped during another prison break.

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It was learnt that the gunmen freed all the suspects in almost all the cells at the SCID.