From Abdullahi Jalaluddeen, Kano

An attempt by some inmates to escape from the Kano Central Prison, Kurmawa has been foiled by the officials of Nigerian correctional Services .

Radio Nigeria gathered that the incident occurred when the inmates numbering about 150 staged a protest that officials should allow them consume illicit drugs and use other item such as handset smuggled into the facility by yet to be identified persons.

Other source revealed that the inmates were protesting the poor quality of food they were served for iftar (Muslim breaking of fast), despite a befitting arrangement put in place by a popular philantropist.( Alhaji Abdulsamad Isyaku Rabiu)

Confirming the development to newsmen, Public Relations Officer, Kano State Correctional Center, DSC Musbahu Lawal Kofar Nasarawa said the mayhem was not as a result of the food but the inmates want officials to allow them consume illicit drugs and use handset smuggled into the facility by yet to be identified persons.

Musbahu said the Command’s Controller, Suleiman T. Suleiman had set up a committee to investigate how the illicit items (wee-wee and handset) were smuggled into the facility.

“So they staged a protest that the items be returned to them which violates the law.

“But as we speak, normalcy has returned in the facility,” Musbahu stated.

Meanwhile, it was gathered that it took the intervention of security personnel to foil the jail break and restore normalcy in the facility.