At least 15 inmates of Nsukka Prison in Enugu State reportedly escaped on Tuesday night. The inmates broke their cells and scaled over the perimeter fence, NAN reports.
“Before prison officials on night duty knew what was happening, about 15 inmates had escaped,” said a NAN source.
Controller of the prison Lawrence Okonkwo confirmed the jail break but declined to give the number of inmates that escaped: “I am not in a position to say how many prisoners escaped. We are expecting the Enugu State prisons controller, Mr Isaiah Amariri, in Nsukka prison so that we brief him on what happened last night. He will be the one to tell the public the number of inmates that escaped, re-arrested ones and efforts put in place to arrest those still on the run.”