Kaduna prisoners riot under control, Controller says

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Babangida added that there were no victims of the disturbances, contained with the assistance of police, soldiers and other security officers.

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The Nigeria News Agency (NAN) reports that, during disturbances at the correctional center, shots were heard, a situation that scared residents of the facility to run out of their homes.

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According to the controller, the initial problem was solved and urged the inmates to remain calm.

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When asked whether the crisis was a result of fear of the COVID-19 virus, Babangida said there were no cases of the virus at the facility.

"We have our health care professionals here and they are working tirelessly to deal with this, and while I speak to you, we don't have this case here."

NAN reports that there was a large presence of security personnel throughout the Correctional Center located on Independence Way, Kaduna.

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