The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS) has said that the number of inmates that escaped from its prison in Benin, the Edo State capital, is yet unknown.
Austin Njoku, the NCS spokesperson, disclosed that effort were being made to determine the exact number of prisoners who escaped.
Njoku said that they also don’t know the number of casualties recorded in the jail breaks.
“Custodial centres were attacked this morning by suspected protesters under the #EndSARS protests in Benin and Oko in Benin,” he added.
“Efforts are underway to arrest the situation and return normalcy back to the centres. The armed squad personnel of the service are working tirelessly to bring the situation under control.”