Commotion in Kaduna prison over suspected COVID-19 case


There was pandemonium at the Medium Custodia Centre Kaduna on Tuesday, as inmates revolted over a rumoured case of COVID 19 in the centre.

Our correspondent gathered the inmates started uprising, demanding to be released from the congested centre.

Unconfirmed report also has it that an awaiting trial inmate who was brought into the prison recently was infected with COVID 19 and had infected two other inmates, who were as at Tuesday showing symptoms of the virus.

It was however gathered that, personnel of the centre had a tough time, including firing of shots to calm the fraying nerves of the inmates.

But Controller of the Kaduna Command of the Correctional Centre, Sanusi Muazu Danmusa, told our correspondent that there is no suspected case of COVID 19 in the centre.

Our correspondent, who visited the centre to confirm the rumoured outbreak of COVID 19 and the comotion in the prison, observed the Independence Way was blocked directly in front of the Centre, with barricades and vehicles of the State security outfit, Operation Yaki.


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