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Gunshots as Ikoyi prison is set ablaze

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A general view of smoke arising from the Ikoyi prison that is on fire in Lagos on October 22, 2020. – Gunshots could be heard on October 22, 2020, and smoke was seen billowing from a prison in central Lagos as fresh unrest rocked Nigeria’s biggest city after the shooting of protesters.( Photo by Sophie BOUILLON / AFP)

Gunshots could be heard Thursday and smoke was seen billowing from a prison in central Lagos, an AFP journalist said, as fresh unrest rocked Nigeria’s biggest city after the shooting of protesters.

Police close to the scene told AFP that assailants had attacked the detention facility in the upscale Ikoyi neighbourhood.

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