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Security operatives foil jailbreak in Osun, kill four inmates 

By Timothy Agbor, Osogbo
05 January 2022   |   3:15 am
Security operatives guarding Kosere Correctional Centre, Ile Ife, Osun State, yesterday, reportedly killed four inmates during an attempted jailbreak.

Security operatives guarding Kosere Correctional Centre, Ile Ife, Osun State, yesterday, reportedly killed four inmates during an attempted jailbreak.

Some inmates were said to have tried to escape the centre during morning sanitation. A security source said the inmates injured a warder in the process.

“Four inmates were killed. A warder was also injured. The incident happened during morning sanitation on Tuesday.

“They had planned to escape and one of them attacked the warder, while others forced their way through the only entrance. But the security men repelled them. In the process, four inmates were shot.

“They eventually died. And others that wanted to escape ran back when those that led the attempt were shot,” the source said.

It was learnt that Osun State Comptroller of Corrections Service, Lanre Amoran, visited the facility for an on-the-spot assessment.

Police Public Relations Officer, Osun State Command, Yemisi Opalola, confirmed the incident but pleaded for more time to get details.