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1 killed, others injured in foiled Rivers jailbreak

At least one inmate was killed and others injured during a fight that broke out at the Port Harcourt correctional centre in Rivers State. The…

At least one inmate was killed and others injured during a fight that broke out at the Port Harcourt correctional centre in Rivers State.

The spokesman of the centre, Juliet Ofoni, confirmed the incident on Monday, explaining that the death of the inmate was in a clash with her colleague on Monday morning which later led to a riot.

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Ofoni said some inmates capitalised on the situation and attempted a jailbreak by scaling the fence but were shot at by security operatives outside the correctional centre. She said, “Some of them sustained bullet wounds, but nobody died. They are in the hospital responding to treatment.

She added, “At the moment the situation is under control. Everywhere is calm. But they should not have gone to the extent of contemplating a jailbreak or fighting to a point of one of them losing her life.”