Four inmates of the Ikot Ekpene Prisons in Akwa Ibom state, South south Nigeria have been killed following a jail break by inmates of the prisons.
Daily Sun gathered that the incident which occurred at about 11.47am on Wednesday December 27 started when the prisoners allegedly launched attack on kitchen staff of the prisons.
A statement from the spokesman of the Akwa Ibom state command of Nigeria Police Mr. Ogbajie J. Ogbajie said the inmates seized an axe from fellow inmate attached to the kitchen, inflicting a deep cut on the head of their colleagues and immediately made for the rear entrance to the prison.
The statement which was taken from PRNigeria said, that the prisoners allegedly broke the door with the axe and engaged the staff that chased after them in battle.
“At the end of the scuffle, 4 of them that sustained gun shots lost their lives while 7 were recaptured. 36 are still at large and search parties have been activated to effect their recapture
Meanwhile, the Controller of Prisons Akwa Ibom State Command, Alex Oditah has ordered an investigation into the circumstance surrounding the unfortunate incident.
The Police in the state is appealing to members of the public to assist the authority with useful intelligence that will aid arrest of fleeing prisoners assuring that security has been strengthen in all prison formations in the State to forestall breach of security.