Security operatives on Thursday averted another jailbreak at the Sapele Road Correctional Centre in Edo State. According to Tribune, there were gunshots at the facility at about 1.30pm at the Correctional Centre, popularly known as White House, as a combination of security operatives comprising the police, the Nigerian Army and vigilantes secured the facility.
Moments later, the vigilante group was seen blocking half of the ever-busy Sapele Road, while motorists scampered for safety. A source said, “There was an attempted jailbreak today at the Benin prison, leading to serious shooting. Soldiers and policemen have been drafted to the area.”
During the #EndSARS protests, the Sapele Road Correctional Centre as well as the Oko, Airport Road Centre was compromised, with thousands of inmates escaping.
The attack in Sapele comes barely two days after an explosion occurred at Abolongo Correctional Centre in Oyo town, Oyo State.
UGAMATV had also reported that there was an explosion outside the Oyo town facility, although no casualty was recorded.Some residents in the area had suspected that the bomb was one of those planted by the gunmen who attacked the prison last Friday. The attackers had stormed the facility around 10pm. It had been reported that the attackers used explosives to gain access and set prisoners free.