Nigerians have taken to Instagram and Twitter to react to the prison break which occurred in a prison popularly known as “White House” in Edo State.
Earlier today, videos of prisoners trooping out of a prison was shared online and it was claimed thugs hijacked the End SARS protests and released prisoners in Edo State.
Following the jail break, the state government imposed a dusk to dawn curfew.
However, Nigerians suspect something fishy about the jail break and they’ve taken to different social media platforms to share their opinions.
Some accused the state government of staging the jail break to get End SARS protesters off the streets. Others asked how the prisoners left through the open gates without resistance from prison guards. Others pointed out that the prisoners were all dressed in mufti, not in prison uniforms, as though it had been planned.
Genevieve Magazine publisher, Betty Irabor wrote: “This Edo State prison break is fishy.”
Lauren Idahosa, the wife of Bishop Feb Idahosa, also questioned the prison break, writing: “How come we haven’t heard one story by now about prison staff being killed or injured due to the prison breaks here in Benin? Warden, something doesn’t seem right. In the process of your prisoners escape, there wasn’t one injury?”
She added: “Anyone else sense something fishy here?”
Davido wrote: “They have started hiring thugs to pose as protesters. E no go work!!!”
He added: “Prisoner with potbelly lol. Ok.”
Below are more reactions from Nigerians.