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#EndSARS: Hoodlums Attack Warri Prison, Attempt To Free Inmates : Video

 


There was pandemonium in Warri following an heavy shootout at the Warri Correctional Centre also known as Okere Prison in Warri South Local Government Area of Delta State.


Orange gathered that the shooting followed attempts by some hoodlums who reportedly hijacked the #EndSARS protest to break into the premises of the prison.



It was learnt that the hoodlums, who were reportedly armed with sticks, cutlasses and other objects, aimed to free some inmates at the Correctional Centre.


It was gathered that security operatives including soldiers were said to have repelled the hoodlums who attempted to break out prisoners.


Meanwhile, it was confirmed to orange from sources in the correctional center that no inmate escaped during the incident.


Findings revealed that the session of building that was set ablaze was said to contain files and documents of inmates.


Though it was not clear if any casualty was recorded at the time of filing this report, it was revealed that armed security operatives fired into the air to prevent the hoodlums from gaining access.


When contacted, Police Public Relations Officer ( PPRO), DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya, said “They (hoodlums) attempted but they didn’t succeed. The prisoners set fire inside the prison but the outside is relatively calm. We are not sure if any prisoner escaped


Loveth Ogedegbe: Thursday, 22 October 2020 at 10/22/2020 08:24:00 pm
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