The armed bandits who reportedly invaded the Jos Medium Security Custodial Centre in Plateau State, on Sunday, have been reportedly trapped within the facility following the superior fire power of the security operatives.
The spokesman of the Nigeria Correctional Service, Francis Enobore, made the disclosure in a statement that was issued in Abuja, Sunday night.
The statement read, “The Medium Security Custodial Centre in Jos, Plateau State, came under attack by gunmen who reportedly stormed the facility in large number with sophisticated weapons.
“The invaders were said to have arrived at the Custodial Center at about 5:20pm and immediately made for the main gate where they engaged the armed squad in a gun battle before breaking into the yard.
“Although they gained entrance to the yard, they were 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.
“Reinforcement from the response squad of the Service has also been mobilised to the centre.
“The situation is presently under control as the attackers firing power is being subdued by superior fire from a combined team of security agencies. Update will be made available as event unfolds.”