Four prisoners were reportedly killed during an attempt to escape from Ilare correctional custody, Ile-Ife, State of Osun.
It was gathered that the inmates along with others tried to access the main exit from the prison during sanitation/devotional sessions in the morning.
According to a source close to the custodial centre, the incident occurred around 9:30 am and the uprising was curbed by security operatives attached to the centre.
The source said, “While the inmates were conducting devotional service after a sanitation exercise, few of them began to move closer to the exit gate.
“They were warned by the security operatives but one of them ran towards the gate and was shot by the operatives. Three others also attempted to escape but were brought down by bullets from security operatives.
“The situation is presently under control and normalcy has returned to the facility”.
ADULAWONEWS learnt that the Comptroller of Corrections Services, Osun Command, Lanre Amoran has conducted an on-the-spot assessment of the facility.
Confirming the incident, Osun State Police Command spokesperson, SP Yemisi Opalola, said it is true there was an attempt to break the jail but it was foiled, adding that further detail is yet to be available.