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 gun fire which resulted some persons sustaining injuries.
Also destroyed was the High Court 4 which is beside the prison where the hoodlums vandalised
The hoodlums started gathering along Sapele Road beside the prison as early as 7 am setting bonfires and sending back road users.
They launched their attack when their number had swelled considerably, broke a part of the wall while some climbed the fence into the prison yard.