Fire Outbreak, Gunshots At Ikoyi Prison (Videos)

 Fire outbreak has occurred in Ikoyi Correctional Centre and security operatives have reportedly arrived at the centre in a bid to prevent any attempt of jailbreak.

According to videos shared on Twitter by eyewitnesses,  heavy smoke could been seen billowing from parts of the centre while inmates are seen running.

It was learnt that the prison authorities had immediately notified the police and the military authorities for backup.

An eyewitness, who wished to remain anonymous, said;

I can see them from my balcony at the moment. Soldiers and policemen have arrived. I saw prisoners throwing stones and I saw fire.

A lot of the prison officials have gathered at the entrance of the prison while some of the inmates have retreated.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos State, Mr. Muyiwa Adejobi, said the cause of the fire could not yet be ascertained but policemen had been deployed in the prisons.

He stated;

We don’t know the cause of the fire but we are there on the ground. We have mobilised to the place. We will give details later.

Watch some videos of the incident below;

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