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Breaking: Gunshots at the Jos Correctional Center

There have been gunshots at the Jos Correctional Center. DailyTrust is reporting that the gunshots started at about 5:30pm. The entire area is currently under tight security with heavily armed police officers seen monitoring movements.

When contacted over the development, the spokesman of the Srate Centre, Jeff Longdiem, promised to call later.

More details later.

This is not the first time a Prison is being attacked, only last month, NewsWireNGR recalls that, the Nigeria Correctional Service, Oyo State Command, said 837 awaiting trial inmates escaped from the Abolongo Correctional Centre in Oyo Town, when suspected gunmen attacked the facility.

Its Public Relations Officer, Olanrewaju Anjorin, made this known in a statement in Ibadan that suspected gunmen invaded the facility on Friday at about 9.30 p.m. after using dynamite to blast the wall.

Mr Anjorin said all the 837 awaiting trial inmates were freed by the attackers, pointing out that the cell housing the convicts and the inmates were not vandalised.

He said that a total of 262 escaped inmates had been recaptured, while 575 were still at large.

“The invaders arrived the centre heavily armed with sophisticated weapons and after a fierce encounter with the officers on guard, they gained entrance into the yard, using dynamite to blast the wall.

“All the awaiting trial detainees were forced out of custody, the cells housing the convicts and the female inmates were not vandalised.

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