The fire that broke out in a part of the Ikoyi Correctional Centre has been controlled, the service has said.
It also dismissed fears there was a jailbreak in the facility, insisting that the fire only affected a part of the centre and did not involve inmates.
Spokesman for the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) in Lagos, Rotimi Oladokun said there was no cause for alarm, adding that a statement would be issued soon.
He said: “There was fire on a part of the correctional centre but it has been contained. It did not affect the inmates in any way. There is no jail break and all is fine. We will issue a statement soon.”
Earlier, Ikoyi residents have raised alarm following billowing smoke and gunshots heard from that axis