Four inmates have died at the Nigerian Correctional Centre, Kosere Area, Ile-Ife, during an attempted jailbreak.
It was gathered that the inmates along with others tried to access the main exit from the prison during sanitation/devotional sessions in the morning.
MpAccording to a source close to the custodial centre, the incident occurred around 9:30 am and the uprisal was curbed by security operatives attached to the centre.
“While the inmates were conducting devotional service after a sanitation exercise, few of them began to move closer to the exit gate.
“They were warned by the security operatives but one of them ran towards the gate and was shot by the operatives.
Three others also attempted to escape but were brought down by bullets from security operatives.
“The situation is presently under control and normalcy has returned to the facility”, the source said.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Osun Command, Ms Yemisi Opalola, confirmed the incident but pleaded for more time to get the details