Security operatives clash with gunmen trying to hijack inmate at Lagos court


The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) says a gunman was shot during an attempt to hijack an inmate at Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS) in Lagos.

According to NAN, Olarotimi Oladokun, NCoS spokesperson, confirmed the attack during an interview on Wednesday.


Oladokun said the attack was staged by persons suspected to be associates of an inmate.


He said one of the attackers was shot while he attempted to seize the rifle of a security operative.


He said Adewale Adebisi, NCoS controller, had immediately instructed the deployment of a task force to the court premises to prevent the escape of inmates.


The NCoS spokesperson confirmed that all the inmates were successfully returned to the custodial centre.


“This quick response and vigilance of the NCoS court escorts thwarted their attempt,” he said.


“The NCoS Lagos controller eulogised the gallant officers for resisting the attack and securing all inmates back to custody.


“The controller also assured the public that the security of Lagos custodial centres remains intact.


“He further commended other security agencies, especially the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) and the Nigerian army, for their timely response to restore normalcy.”

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