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Nigerian Prisons Service begins investigation into jailbreak attempt in Aba

The Nigerian Correctional Service, Abia Command, says it is investigating a jailbreak attempt which took place in Aba last Saturday.

The command’s Public Relations Officer, Mr Kalu Ikpe, who spoke to journalists in Aba, said that that the service was “still carrying our preliminary investigation into the matter”.

One inmate was feared dead with many others injured at the Nigeria Correctional Service Centre, Aba when the incident occurred.

The jailbreak attempt, said to have been spearheaded by long-term serving inmates, was foiled by men of the service who allegedly applied force to quell it.

“The incident was surprising to everyone at the correctional facility because the inmates involved in the failed jailbreak were old inmates who have few years to complete their terms,” an official who craving anonymity said.

POLITICS NIGERIA gathered that it took the joint efforts of armed guards and Police reinforcement to prevent the determined inmates from breaking away.

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