The Warri Correctional Centre in Warri South Local Government Area of Delta State, also known as Okere prison, was on Thursday attacked by suspected hoodlums.
It was gathered that the hoodlums reportedly attacked the prison and freed some inmates.
A source told our medium that some of the inmates who were carrying out menial work outside the fence of the prison allegedly escaped following the attack.
According to the source, security operatives suspected to be soldiers allegedly opened fire to scare inmates from escaping.
It was not clear if any casualty was recorded.