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Unknown Gunmen attack Jos Correctional Centre

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Unknown Gunmen attack Jos Correctional Centre

Residents of Jos  Plateau State on Sunday afternoon witnessed heavy gunfire as gunmen attacked the correctional facility.

Though authorities are yet to confirm the latest development, eyewitnesses said the shootout lasted for sometimes which made people scamper for safety.

In recent times, there have successful attacks on the various prison facilities in parts of the country with many inmates still at large.

Earlier this year, four inmates reportedly escaped from Jos Correctional centre.

Efforts to reach the spokesperson of the Plateau Command of the Nigeria Correctional Service (NCS) were unsuccessful.

 

However, a senior official of the Service, who spoke to Newsmen on condition of anonymity, said that five inmates attempted to escape but were stopped by armed personnel of the service.

“Five inmates had tried to escape during the exchange of gunfire but were promptly resisted and re-arrested by our armed men,” he said.

Our Correspondent reported that there is currently a heavy presence of joint security personnel around the correctional centre.

Unknown Gunmen attack Jos Correctional Centre

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