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Security operatives foil jailbreak in Kano

Security agents reportedly foiled a jailbreak by inmates of Kurmawa prison located around the emir’s palace on Thursday evening in Kano state.

WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that sporadic gunshots were heard within the area where the prison is located, as residents prepared to break their Ramadan fast on Thursday evening.

Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the Nigerian Correctional Service in Kano, Musbahu Nasarawa said the inmates attempted to cause pandemonium but were resisted.

“We have put down the rebellion through the concerted efforts of the prison officials,” the spokesman said.

According to Nasarawa, violence broke out when prison officials attempted to retrieve illicit items found with some of the prisoners.

Unconfirmed reports had initially claimed that the commotion was the result of the poor quality of food the prisoners were served when they wanted to break their fast on Thursday.

Nasarawa, however, denied the claims that the crisis was the result of lack of food items or poor quality of food for the inmates.

He added that normalcy has now been restored to the area.

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