A section of Ikoyi Correctional Center is currently under attack with smoke billowing from the building and gunshots heard.
In a video which was shared on social media by eyewitnesses, inmates can be seen running and escaping.
As at the time of this report, it is yet unclear if the attack is a jailbreak attempt or attack by hoodlums.
Policemen and soldiers have however been deployed to the prison to backup security on ground.
See below tweets containing photos and videos from the attack.