The Nigerian Correctional Service, NCS on Sunday night confirmed attack on the Medium Security Custodial Centre in Jos, Plateau State.
Francis Enobore, Controller of Corrections in a statement he signed on behalf of the Controller-General of Corrections, alleged that the hoodlums have being trapped in the facility.
He explained the gunmen who reportedly invaded the facility in large number with sophisticated weapons at about 17: 20hrs and immediately made for the main prison’s gate where they engaged the armed squad personnel in a gun battle before breaking into the yard.
The Prisons official stated that “Although they gained entrance to the yard, they are 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”.
He disclosed that “reinforcement from the response squad of the Service has also been mobilised to the center.
Enobore also assured that the situation is presently under control as the attackers firing power is being subdued by superior fire from a combined team of security agencies.
He also promised to make update of the siege available as “event unfolds”.