No fewer than 15 inmates escaped in a fresh jailbreak recorded at Nsukka Prison in Enugu State on Tuesday night.
The 15 the inmates broke their cells and scaled over the perimeter fence, a source told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
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According to the source, “The inmates carefully opened their cells and scaled the perimeter fence of the prisons.
“Before prison officials on night duty knew what was happening, about 15 inmates had escaped.” The source added.
Speaking further, the source said,“Yes there was a jail break last night in Nsukka Prison but I am not in a position to say how many prisoners escaped.
“We are expecting the Enugu State Prisons Controller, Mr. Isaiah Amariri, in Nsukka Prison so that we brief him on what happened last night.
“He will be the one to tell the public the number of inmates that escaped, re-arrested ones and efforts put in place to arrest those still on the run.” The source added.
Meanwhile, the Controller of the prison, Lawrence Okonkwo, is believed to have confirmed the jail break but declined to give the number of inmates that escaped.
Furthermore, officials of the Nigeria Prisons Service were seen in parts of Nsukka and its environs searching for fleeing inmates on Wednesday, as unconfirmed reports has it that two escapees had been re-arrested.