Policemen and soldiers arrived at the Ikoyi Correctional Centre in a bid to foil what appears to be an attempted jail break.
An eyewitness, who wished to remain anonymous said, “I can see them from my balcony at the moment. Soldiers and policemen have arrived. I saw prisoners throwing stones and I saw fire.
“A lot of the prison officials have gathered at the entrance of the prison while some of the inmates have retreated.”