Gunmen attack Jos Prison 

-to-be identified gunmen, suspected to be bandits, on Sunday attacked the Jos Correctional centre.

The bandits said to have pretended to be on a visit before they opened fire on reaching the gate of the correctional facility.

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

However, a senior official of the Service, who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria ( NAN) on condition of anonymity, said that five inmates attempted to escape but stopped by armed personnel of the service.

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

NAN also reports that there was heavy presence of joint security personnel around the correctional center.

The Jos Correctional is located near the headquarters of the Plateau State Police Command as well as the Department of State Services (DSS). (NAN)