No fewer than 50 inmates in Keffi Prison in Keffi Local Government Area of Nasarawa State yesterday attempted mass jailbreak over alleged poor feeding and lack of medical facilities.
It was gathered that before yesterday protest and attempted jailbreak, the inmates had on several occasions complained against alleged poor feeding and lack of medical facilities which they claimed were affecting their health.
When journalists visited the prison yesterday, it was learned that it took the intervention of the Police, the IGP Special Technical Squad and other security operatives dragged to the prison to curtail the situation.
According to source, “apart from poor hygiene and poor feeding, Keffi inmates also lack access to medical facilities coupled with the situation, they are sometimes served only a sachet of water each at mealtime.”
Other grievances that culminated into the attempted jailbreak, the source said “are acute shortage of water and lack of sewage system as well as overcrowding in the prison.”