1 killed, 9 injured as 252 inmates flee Jos Custodial Centre




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Two hundred and fifty two out of the 262 inmates that escaped from the Jos Medium Custodial Centre on Sunday have remained at large.

Nine inmates caught in the cross fire between security forces and attackers were shot dead while one of the attackers trapped within the facility was also killed.

It was learnt that one of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) Armed Squad personnel was killed while another was shot in the hand.

Providing updates on the incident, Spokesman of the Service, Francis 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”.

He added: “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 attack had 1,060 inmates comprising 560 pre-trial detainees and 500 convicts.”

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