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Kuje Prison Inmates Riot

Information reaching us has it that the inmates of  Kuje prison in Abuja are on rampage.

According to the reports, several gun shots were heard around the vicinity of the prison to curtail the rioting inmates. Although details remain sketchy at the time of this report, a top prison official, who did not want to be named informed that rampage started at about 10.30am from one of the blocks and spread to other blocks within the facility.He said a team of security operatives had been drafted to the facility to contain the uprising but could not tell whether any inmate had escaped.

There have been increasing cases of jailbreaks in recent times.On July 30, not less than 13 inmates escaped from Koton Karfe prison in Kogi State.

Ten days later, no fewer than 15 inmates at the Federal Prisons in Nsukka, Enugu State, escaped in another jailbreak that reportedly took place late in the evening.

Also this August, no fewer than 14 inmates of the Abakaliki prison in Ebonyi State capital, were feared killed during a jailbreak bid under the cover of a prison riot.

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