Here Are 5 Most Dangerous Prisons In Nigeria

The fear of Nigerian Prisons is the beginning of wisdom. Before you commit the next crime or indulge in any violence activity, check out these 5 most dangerous prisons in Nigeria.

If you have ever been to a Nigerian Prison before, you will understand why you need to stay out of trouble by all means. Even the big winds and political class are afraid of going to prison let alone the poor.

So, below are some of the most dangerous prisons in Nigeria, check them out.

Top Most Dangerous Prisons In Nigeria

#1 Kirikiri Maximum Security

Kirikiri is among the most dangerous prisons in Nigeria. The prison is located in Apapa, Lagos state. As a matter of fact, the prison is always congested and sometimes, inmates sleep on themselves.

Furthermore, the death rate in kirikiri is high and prisoners are not well fed or catered for in there. The official capacity of this prison is 1056 and it was established in 1955.

The prison has held prisoners like Chief Bode George, Clifford Orji, Al-Mustapha etc.

#2 Kuje

Kuje prison is another terrible prison and it is a nightmare for every prisoner. As a matter of fact, it is a den of dehumanization. Although it is not as popular as Kirikiri, but its notoriety is growing rapidly.

The prison is located in Abuja, it has unsavory reputation as the place pro-democracy activists and critics of government were sent by the military regime.

#3 Gboko

Gboko Prison is also among the most dangerous prison in Nigeria, it is located in Benue State. The sleeping condition in the facility is terrible and life there is hell.

#4 Jimeta

You don’t need a soothsayer to tell you that Jimeta prison is one of the most dangerous prisons in Nigeria.

The prison is located in Damaturu, it houses religious extremists and Boko Haram Prisoners. Perhaps this is one of the reasons why it is prone to violent.

Furthermore, prison breaks are common in the prison due to its bad condition. Painfully, inmates in this facility, aren’t certain of seeing the next day. It is that bad.

In 2012, there was a break in the prison, when 40 suspected  Boko haram members attacked the facility. Jimeta Prison is not a place you wish for an enemy, let alone a friend or family member.

#5 Ibara

Ibara prison is in Abeokuta, Ogun State. The prisoners always accuse warders in the prison for extortion and bribery.

As a matter of fact, it is so bad that officials collect cash from prisoners to discharge their duties.

According to one of the affected inmates, on court days, prison officials would force them to contribute money to fuel vehicles adding: “If not, they won’t take you to court, who knows, maybe it is on such a day that the court may set that person free.

These are the 5 most dangerous prisons in Nigeria, stay out trouble so that you don’t experience any one of them.


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