Breaking: Riot At Kuje Prison

Officials of the Kuje Prison, Abuja, are currently battling to quell riots that broke out at the the prison yard Monday morning.
The officials it was gathered are shooting tear gas at inmates to scare them from escaping.
It is still unclear what caused the riot but it was learnt that t‎he shooting was a fallout of the last jailbreak in which some top officials were reprimanded.
Since the last jailbreak about three months ago prison wardens are said to have taken drastic actions to forestall a repeat. This had led to constant lock up, without a breathing space for the inmate any more.
At every opportunity the wardens display hard approach to issues affecting the inmates.
A source said ”There is a lock down in the prison, ‎prisons officials are throwing tear-gas at the inmates to cow them because of the last jail break.”
Some of the inmates who manage to speak to outsiders, were reported to have said: “We do not know what they want to do with us, some people are on the ground now rolling and crying.
“There is no jail break, yet they woke up this morning to start shooting tear gas at us,” they added.
The image maker of the Nigerian Prison Service, Francis Enobore, confirmed the incident.
“We have received report of a problem in Kuje Prision but give me a little time to get the facts on it as some of our men are already on ground to handle the situation.
“We are monitoring what is happening. I will revert to you as soon we get more detail from our men on the ground,” he said, when contacted.

Author: News Editor

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