No jailbreak in Ikoyi, fire contained – Officials

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fire that broke out a part of Ikoyi Correctional Centre has been controlled, has said.

It also dismissed fears there a jailbreak facility, insisting that fire only affected a part of centre and did not involve inmates.


Spokesman for Correctional (NCoS) , Rotimi Oladokun said there no cause for alarm, adding that a statement would be issued soon.

He said: “There fire a part of the correctional centre but it has been contained. It did not affect the inmates in any way. There is no jail break and all is fine. We will issue a statement soon.”

Earlier, Ikoyi residents have raised alarm following billowing smoke and gunshots heard from that axis.


It was gathered that as soon as the fire started, armed detachments of police operatives from Area A Command and Police Mobile (PMF) 2, Keffi Street were deployed safeguard the place.

Confirming the incident The , Police spokesman, Olumuyiwa Adejobi said: “Yes, there is there but we are investigating and our men are the ground fire fighters.

“Area , Area A and Commnader MOPOL 2 Keffi VI and men are there. No cause for alarm.”

Adejobi also said the crisis that broke out around Fagba following the burning of two trucks used in conveying has been brought control and peace meeting being held between warring factions.