By Muhammad Shittu
The Medium Security Custodial Centre, Jos, Jos, Plateau State, on Sunday came under attack by gunmen who reportedly stormed the facility in large number with sophisticated weapons.
Francis Enobore, spokesman for the center, disclosed this in a press release.
“The invaders were said to have arrived at the Custodial Center at about 1720hrs and immediately made for the main gate where they engaged the armed squad personnel in a gun battle before breaking into the yard.
“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,” Mr Enobore, a Controller of Corrections, said.
According Mr Enobore, reinforcement from the response squad of the Service was also mobilised to the center.
He said 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,” he said.