Prison break as hoodlums seizes the #EndSARS protest to release inmates in Edo State.
Jameela News reports that a group of alleged hoodlums have freed prisoners in Benin city, Edo state, under the guise of the #EndSARS protest.
The Edo State Government led by Godwin Obaseki disclosed this through a statement released by his Special Adviser Crusoe Osagie on Monday, October 19.
Osagie told Channels TV that the hoodlums attacked police officers at the Maximum security prison in Oko, Benin city.
“The hoodlums are currently exchanging fire with the security personnel at the Maximum security prison in Oko, Benin City,” he said.
This online news medium gathered that the suspected hoodlums also burnt down the police stations.
List of affected stations are; Ugbekun and Idogbo Police Stations in Ikpoba Okha Local Government Area of the state.
“They came in their thousands and their mission was to free inmates. They have been communicating with the inmates because even before they broke into the facility, the inmates were already rioting inside the place,” a prison warder told Punch.
See Prisoners escaping from Benin prison:
Prisoners escaping from Oko prison in Benin City.pic.twitter.com/44YkEO8Rb9
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