The Nigerian Correctional Service says a total of 262 inmates escaped from the Jos Custodial Centre before reinforcement came from sister security services, and 10 have so far been recaptured leaving 252 at large.
In a statement signed by the Public Relations Officer, Francis Enobore, 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.
Enobore also noted that the attackers who stormed the Custodial Center on Sunday 28th November 2021 engaged the Nigerian Correctional Service(NCOs) armed squad personnel in a fierce gun battle before breaking into the yard.
Sadly, one of the NCOs Armed Squad personnel paid the supreme price in the encounter while 9 inmates also lost their lives.
The Comptroller-General of Corrections, Haliru Nababa has called for collaboration from patriotic individuals to apprehend the fleeing inmates as well as volunteering credible intelligence that could nip such ugly incidents in the bud.
Jos Medium Security Custodial Centre as at the time of the attack had 1,060 inmates comprising 560 pre-trial detainees and 500 convicts.
Editor: Omor Bazuaye