The ongoing #EndSARS in Benin City has gone awry as alleged hoodlums have broken into the Benin Correctional Centre and freed some inmates in one of the cells.
This has compelled the Edo State Government to impose a curfew in the ancient city to address.
It was learned that the hoodlums, numbering over 100, broke open one of the cells and freed several inmates in the process.
Several persons sustained gunshot injuries as an armed squad of prison officials engaged the suspected hoodlums in a gun duel.
The hoodlums also destroyed and vandalised some sections of the High Court 4 premises located few meters beside the prison.
They had earlier gathered along Sapele Road beside the prison as early as 7 a.m., setting bonfires and sending back road users particularly motorists.
The hoodlums launched the attack moments their number increased considerably.
They broke part of the high wall while some climbed the fence into the prison yard.
A few of the inmates escaped with gunshots while an elderly man was recaptured while walking away like a passer-by.