Inmates Protest In Kaduna Over COVID-19

Inmates Protest In Kaduna Over COVID-19

Inmates doing time at the Kaduna Correctional Centre embarked on violent protest Wednesday, demanding their release as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic in the country.

The prisoners reportedly attempted to overpower the jailors, but for the prompt deployment of armed policemen who reinforced the armed prison officers and shot sporadically to prevent jailbreak.

Besides, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, ASP Mohammed Jalige, said that the situation was put under control and that none of the inmates escaped.

Jalige said: “Actually, I was there myself. I spoke with the Assistant Comptroller General (ACG) in charge of the zone who is in Kaduna. He said it was only an internal problem between the staff and the inmates, and that it had been managed and normalcy restored. There were no casualties from both sides.”

Also, the Controller of the correctional centre, Alhaji Mohammed Babangida, corroborated him that the situation had been brought under control.

According to him, there is no need for panic because the workers are working tirelessly to address the issues that caused the protest.

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