The Ebonyi State Command of the Nigeria Correctional Service has narrated how its officials foiled an attempt by hoodlums to break into the facility.
A statement issued by the command’s Public Relations Officer (PRO), Iyasei Nneka, said that the hoodlums attempted to pull down the prison gate, but were fiercely resisted.
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“An attack on the Medium Security Custodian Centre, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State Command about 3:45 p.m. by the #EndSARS protesters, was subdued by the combined efforts of the Nigerian Correctional Service Arms Squad, Army, Police and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) after one and half hours gun battle with protesters.
“The protesters made attempts to pull down the gate, while others broke the walls, but were resisted and repelled by the command’s force. They were resisted until they retreated. Calm has been restored and all officers are on red alert,” the statement said.