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How four inmates die in Kaduna correctional facilityAUTHORITY of the Nigeria Correctional Service, Kaduna State Command, has disclosed that four inmates who sustained injuries during an attempted jailbreak at the state’s Maximum Custodial Centre in the state on Tuesday have died.

In a statement issued at the weekend by the Controller of Corrections, Kaduna State Command, Sanusi Mu’azu Danmusa, explained that all the deceased inmates were from the condemned section of the custodial centre where the jailbreak occurred.

This led to unrest at the facility, which prompted the prison authorities to seek reinforcement from the army, police as well as Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps before the situation was brought under control.

A resident close to the facility had told reporters that he heard gunshots from the premises while the fracas lasted.

But, narrating what led to the death of the inmates, Danmusa said, “This release is necessary to assure the public that the command and indeed the service are not trying to hide any fact as purported by a section of the press, especially when life is involved.

“Four inmates later died in the hospital from the injuries sustained in the melee that ensued while being restrained by the custodial officers from breaking (out of) jail. For the avoidance of doubt, all the deceased inmates were from the condemned section of the custodial centre where the jailbreak occurred.”

He said a comprehensive investigation had commenced on the directive of the Controller General of the Nigeria Correctional Service, Jafaru Ahmed.

The NCS had said 10 officers were injured during the incident, noting however that no inmate escaped.

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