It would have been another prison break in Bauchi correctional center, when some inmates embarked on protest over positive steps taken to stop illegal drugs into the prison.
Nigeria Pilot Newspaper gathered that on Friday morning some inmates protested the decision of the prison management to halt drugs transaction between staff of the prison and some inmates.
The tremendous efforts of armed personnel of the Nigeria Correctional Service attached to the Bauchi Custodian Center averted what would have been another jailbreak, but in the process, five inmates and two personnel of the Correctional Service were said to have been injured, presently receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital in Bauchi metropolis.
Confirming the attempted jailbreak to newsmen, the Public Relations Officer of the Nigeria Correctional Service, Bauchi State Command Abubakar Algwallary explained that the situation has been put under control as all the inmates have been put back into their respective cells.
“yes, there was a little problem in the Custodian Center today, we were just coming from there with the Command Controller, we have gone to see the situation and I can tell you that everything has been brought back to normal”.
“it was discovered that one of the staff was smuggling prohibited substances into the Center for the inmates, he was caught and punished accordingly by the authorities but some of the inmates who were getting the items felt bad and decided to protest the action of the NCS”.
He added that some inmates from the Southern part of the country who were aware of the happenings in Owerri teamed up with those protesting the stop of the supply of the illegal drugs and attempted to make a jailbreak that did not succeed.
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