Gunmen suspected to be bandits on Sunday attacked the Jos Correctional centre, causing mayhem in the city as heavy gunshots rent the air.
The suspected bandits were said to have pretended to be on a visit before they opened fire on reaching the gate of the correctional facility.
While the spokesperson of the Plateau command of the Nigeria Correctional Service (NCS) has yet to issue a statement on the security breach, a senior official of the Service told newsmen that five inmates attempted to escape but were stopped by armed personnel of the service.
“Five inmates had tried to escape during the exchange of gunfire but were promptly resisted and re-arrested by our armed men,” he said.
There is heavy presence of joint security personnel around the correctional center with the marauding bandits said to be trapped within the premises.
Watch a clip of the attack below.