15 prisoners are reportedly on the run after a jailbreak took place at Federal Prisons, Nsukka, Enugu State yesterday 9 August 2016 evening.
Prison controller Lawrence Okonkwo confirming the incident said:
“Yes there was a jailbreak last night in Nsukka prison but I am not in a position to say how many prisoners escaped.
“We are expecting the Enugu state prisons controller, Mr Isaiah Amariri, in Nsukka prison so that we brief him on what happened last night.
“He will be the one to tell the public the number of inmates that escaped, the re-arrested ones and efforts put in place to arrest those still on the run.”