11 Dead, 252 Inmates Escape In Jos Prison Break
Eleven people have been reported dead and seven injured in the invasion of the Jos Medium Security Custodial Centre on Sunday.
In a statement on Monday by the spokesman of the Nigeria Correctional Service, Francis Enobore, nine inmates died and six others were injured during a gun duel between the attackers and Armed Squad officers of the service.
Enonbore disclosed that one of the gunmen trapped within the facility was killed and identified as one of those attackers of the federal facility
The Service spokesman also revealed that an official of the Service lost his life in the encounter while another officer was severely injured.
He, however, said that ten fleeing inmates that escaped from the facility have been recaptured, adding that 252 inmates are still on the run.
Enobore stated that the Controller-General of Corrections, Haliru Nababa, has condoled with the family and friends of the gallant officer who died in the attack.
He said the NCS boss promised that the death of the officer will not be in vain as all the perpetrators will be hunted and made to face the full wrath of the law.
Enobore said: “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 the NCoS Armed Squad personnel paid the supreme price in the encounter while 9 inmates also lost their lives.
“Another staff of the Service was shot in the hand and 6 inmates were also injured in the attack.
“Meanwhile, some of the attackers and a total of 262 inmates escaped in the melee beforè reinforcement could come from sister services.
“However, 10 have so far been recaptured leaving 252 at large.
“The Controller-General of Corrections, Haliru Nababa condoled with the family and friends of the gallant officer who paid the ultimate price in the encounter promising that the death will not be in vain as all the perpetrators will be hunted and made to face the full wrath of the law.
“Jos Medium Security Custodial Centre as at the time of the attack had 1,060 inmates comprising 560 pre-trial detainees and 500 convicts.”