Friday, 19 August 2016

14 feard dead in failed jailbreak attempt in Ebonyi state

One prison officer and at least 13 prison inmates are feared to have died in the failed jailbreak attempt at Abakaliki prison in Ebonyi state yesterday August 18th. The inmates at about 9am began protesting poor condition of living, complaining that the prison officers give them small quantity of food to eat. During the protest, they used dangerous weapons on prison officials.
A team of mobile police officers and soldiers had to be drafted to the prison to restore law and order. Injured inmates and officers are currently receiving medical attention at the Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki, FETHA.

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