Gunmen who reportedly attacked the Medium Security Custodial Centre in Jos with sophisticated weapons have been trapped
Controller of Corrections (PRO) Francis Enobore in statement said the invaders who stormed the facility in large number arrived at the Custodial Center at about 1720hrs.
He said they 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 were 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.
“Reinforcement from the response squad of the Service has also been mobilized to the center.”
According to him, the situation is presently under control as the attackers firing power is being subdued by superior fire from a combined team of security agencies.