The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS), Edo Command, has said that no life was lost in the attempted jailbreak at its custodial centre, Ubiaja, Esan South East Local Government Area of the state.
The command’s Public Relations Officer, (PRO) Mr Aminu Suleman, said this in a statement on Thursday in Benin.
Suleman said that though some staff and inmates sustained various degree of injuries during the Wednesday attempted jailbreak, no inmate escaped from custody.
He explained that the incident which occurred at the medium security custodial centre, started as an unrest by the inmates refusing to return to their cells on being opened out as was the routine practice.
He further explained that investigation later revealed that some hardened criminals among the inmates instigated others to the riot.
He said that they were possibly acting based on what happened at Oko, Benin and Owerri to effect jailbreak for possible escape.