Kano prison inmates riot over poor quality food

Posted by News Express | 23 April 2021 | 578 times

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•Entrance of a Nigerian correctional facility



The Kurmawa Custodial facility of the Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS) in Kano metropolis was yesterday, Thursday, April 22, 2021, rocked by a violent protest staged by the inmates.

The Public Relations Officer, NCoS Kano State Command, DSC Musbahu Kofar-Nasarawa, confirmed the development to newsmen on Friday in Kano but added that normalcy has been restored to the facility.

A report by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) said that “the inmates rioted over alleged poor quality food in the facility, a situation which caused panic among residents of a possible jail break by the inmates.”

It quoted Kofar-Nasarawa as saying that normalcy had been restored as the inmates were confined and security beefed up at the facility.

“There was an attempt by some inmates to cause pandemonium in the prison yard, however, the situation was brought under control by concerted efforts of the warders and security operatives.

“The inmates are not protesting over alleged poor quality or lack of food at the facility rather they kicked against attempt by warders to retrieve some illicit items in their possession.

“Normalcy has been restored at the facility,” Kofar-Nasarawa said.

H edisclosed that the command has set up a committee to unravel the cause of the riot as well as examine the influx of illicit substances into the facility.

Source: News Express

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