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Jos jailbreak: Nine inmates dead, 252 at large, says prisons spokesman

Jos jailbreak: Nine inmates dead, 252 at large, says prisons spokesman
November 29
19:21 2021

The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) says 252 inmates are still at large, while nine inmates were killed during the attack on Jos correctional centre.

TheCable had reported that gunmen invaded the facility on Sunday evening.

Giving an update on the attack in a statement on Monday, Francis Enobore, public relations officer of NCoS, said 262 inmates escaped from the facility during the attack but 10 of them were captured.

Enobore said one of the attackers died during the gun duel, while one prison official was killed.


He added that six inmates were severely injured during the attack.

“One of the gunmen trapped within the Medium Security Custodial Centre, Jos, after invading the facility has been identified as one of those killed in the gun duel,” he said.

“Sadly, one of our armed squad personnel paid the supreme price in the encounter, while nine inmates also lost their lives.


“Another staff of the service was shot in the hand and six inmates were also injured in the attack.

“Meanwhile, some of the attackers and a total of 262 inmates escaped in the melee before reinforcement could come from sister services.

“However, 10 have so far been recaptured leaving 252 at large.”

The spokesperson said Haliru Nababa, controller-general of corrections, had commiserated with the family of the officer killed during the attack.


Nababa assured Nigerians that the perpetrators would face the full wrath of the law.


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