Edo state deputy governor has hail security operatives in the state for the thwarted jailbreak.
The Edo State Deputy Governor, Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu has hailed officers of the Nigeria Correctional Service and other security operatives in the state for foiling an attempted jailbreak at the Benin Correctional Centre on Sapele Road, Benin City, Edo State.
Deputy governor Shaibu gave the commendation shortly after inspecting the facility, following an attempted jail break at the correctional centre.
According to him, “It was just a minor incident from the inside; some inmates were just trying to be unruly and were trying to take advantage of what was going on inside.
“I thank the officers of the correctional service for being on top of their game and I want to really salute the courage of the men of the correctional service for actually nipping it in the bud. If not, it would have been another story today.”
Shaibu further noted, “Even before the other agencies responded, they had already put the situation under control. For what has happened here today, we must give it to the security agencies and thank the courage of the officers of the service.
“The number of inmates as of this morning in this facility is totaling 421, and they are still intact as we speak.”
In his contribution, the Zonal Coordinator Zone G, Covering Duty, Correctional Service, Mr. Ekanem E. Ekanem, hailed the government for its continuous support, noting that all 421 inmates in the correctional facility are still intact.