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Jos prison attack update: 1 personnel, 9 inmates killed as 252 escape

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Bandits attack Jos Correctional centre

The Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS) has said that one of its personnel and nine inmates were killed when gunmen attacked its Correctional Centre in Jos, Plateau State on Sunday.

Mr Francis Enobore, the Public Relations Officer of the Service, disclosed this in a statement on Monday in Jos.

According to Enobore, 262 inmates also escaped from the facility during the incident, adding that 10 of them were later arrested.

He explained that one of the attackers was neutralised during exchange of fire between the armed squad of the service and the gunmen.

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Enobore also said that one of the personnel of the service and six inmates were severely injured during the attack.

Jos prison attack update: 1 personnel, 9 inmates killed as 252 escape

“One of the gunmen trapped within the Medium Security Custodial Center, Jos after invading the facility has been identified as one of those killed in the gun duel.

“Sadly, one of our armed squad personnel paid the supreme price in the encounter, while nine inmates also lost their lives.

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“Another staff of the Service was shot in the hand and six inmates were also injured in the attack.

“Meanwhile, some of the attackers and a total of 262 inmates escaped in the melee before reinforcement could come from sister services.

“However, 10 have so far been recaptured leaving 252 at large,” he said.

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