The Oke Kura Prison, Ilorin, Kwara State, was thrown into pandemonium on Thursday after six inmates were reportedly beaten to death by warders.
It was reported that, 11 other inmates were seriously injured during the fracas which occurred around 2pm. It was learnt that the inmates, who were in the condemned inmates’ cell, had protested the substandard quality of food they were served and demanded to see the controller of the prison to address their grievances.
The source said the prison authorities shunned the inmates and refused to heed their call. He said, “The demand for improvement in food quality and quantity had been on for the past two months, but nothing was done. “On Thursday, the inmates decided to protest. That was how the warders went and got the arms squad. They entered into the prison and unleashed terror on the inmates, who were in the condemned cell.