An armed personnel of the Nigerian Correctional Service, an assistant superintendent of was also killed in the gun battle before the attackers broke into the  yard. 

10 of the fleeing inmates have so far been recaptured.

In a statement released by the Public Relations Officer of the Nigerian Correctional Service,  Enobore, MNIPR, mni, he it was confirmed that 1 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 due.

The attackers who stormed the Custodial Center at about 5:20pm on Sunday 28th Nov. 2021, engaged the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) armed squad personnel in a fierce gun battle before breaking into the yard.  

Samuel Aguda, Controller, Jos Custodial Center, explained that the veracity of an earlier report that armed gunmen were trapped  inside the facility could not be immediately confirmed by the  Controller-in-Charge of the command.

Some properties including the record office and the ICT office were either destroyed or was burnt down completely by the inmates.

The quick intervention of  officers and men of other security agencies brought the situation under control.

This is the second time in as many months that the Jos Custodial Center had come under similar attacks.

Jos Medium Security Custodial Centre as at the time of attack, had 1,060 inmates comprising 560 pre-trial detainees and 500 convicts.

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