Suspected hoodlums on Monday broke into the Benin Prison popularly called White House and freed several inmates in one of the cells.
The armed squad of prison officials engaged the suspected hoodlums in a gunfight which resulted in some persons sustaining injuries.
Also destroyed was the High Court 4 which is beside the prison.
The hoodlums started gathering along Sapele Road beside the prison as early as 7:00 a.m. setting bonfires and turning back road users.
They attacked the prison when more people joined the gathering. They broke a part of the wall while some climbed the fence into the prison yard.