Officials of the Correctional Centre in Jos which came under heavy gone attacks by hoodlums Sunday evening have released an update stating that the invading gunmen have been trapped inside the correctional facility.
The statement signed by Francis Enobore, the Public Relations Officer and Controller of Corrections on behalf ofthe Controller-General of Corrections on Sunday November 28, 2021 states as follow:
“The Medium Security Custodial Centre in Jos, Plateau State came under attack by gunmen who reportedly stormed the facility in large numbers with sophisticated weapons.
“The invaders were said to have arrived at the Custodial Center at about 1720hrs and immediately made for the main gate where they engaged the armed squad personnel in a gun battle before breaking into the yard.“
Although they gained entrance to the yard, they are however trapped within as men from sister security services were immediately mobilised to assist the armed guards to cordon the perimeter wall and the entire area. “A reinforcement from the response squad of the Service has also been mobilised to the centre. “
The situation is presently under control as the attackers firing power is being subdued by superior fire from a combined team of security agencies. An update will be made available as the event unfolds[carousel_slide id='8496']
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