Gunmen invade, ‘trapped’ inside Jos Prison

Medium Security Custodial Centre in Jos, Plateau State came under attack by gunmen who stormed facility in large number sophisticated weapons.

Correctional Services Spokesman, Francis Enobore, mni who confirmed incident in a statement said invaders arrived at Custodial Center at about 1720hrs and immediately made main gate where they engaged armed squad personnel in a gun battle before breaking into yard.

“Although they gained entrance to yard, they are however trapped within as men from sister security services were immediately mobilised to assist armed guards to cordon perimeter wall and the entire area’, the statement said.

Reinforcement from response squad of Service has also been mobilised to center.

He said “ situation is presently under control as the attackers firing power is being subdued by superior fire from a combined team of security agencies. Update be made available as event unfolds.

reports by PRNigeria