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Hoodlums Attack Another Edo Prison, Free Inmates

Hoodlums have also attacked the Oko Medium Security Centre in Edo State and freed the inmates, few hours after they hijacked #EndSARS protest and invaded the Benin Correctional Centre, freeing inmates.

The hoodlums reportedly overpowered the five armed guards at the facility.

They also looted shops along roadsides leading to the prison.

They also reportedly carted away valuables from offices of prison officials.

A prison source told the Punch, “They came in their thousands and their mission was to free inmates. They have been communicating with the inmates because even before they broke into the facility, the inmates were already rioting inside the place.

Before the attack on Oko Correctional Centre, the hoodlums had ransacked Oba Market police station, attacked its armoury and went away with their guns and some uniforms they found in the station.

Another set of hoodlums were said to have simultaneously attacked Igbekun police station, setting it ablaze.

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