Kuje jailbreak: NCoS heightens security at Lagos prisons

The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) has beefed up security in Lagos State following the Kuje jailbreak.

The NCoS has two facilities in the state – Ikoyi Custodial Centre and Kirikiri (Medium, Female and Maximum) Security Prison.

On Thursday, NCoS Lagos spokesman Rotimi Oladokun confirmed the reinforcement of security.

Oladokun disclosed that the service personnel have been placed on high alert.

The prison authority said it was working with security agencies to forestall any breach.

The NCoS warned criminal elements contemplating attacks to bury such a plan.

“Nigerians would remember how men of the Lagos NCoS and other agencies foiled an attempted jail break by some inmates of Ikoyi Custodial Centre in October 2020.

“The inmates wanted to take advantage of the #EndSARS protest and enforced curfew to stage a jailbreak”, he told NAN.

Oladokun however advised residents of the state to go about their activities without fear.

Kuje jailbreak: NCoS heightens security at Lagos prisons