Breaking: Sporadic Gunshots Heard Near Jos Prison

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Seriki Adinoyi in Jos

Sporadic gunshots have been reported near the Jos Correctional centre.

Sources close to the area said the heavy gunshots which started at about 5:45pm on Sunday continued intermittently into the night.

It is not clear who the gunmen are.

As at the time of this report the Police have cordoned off the roads leading to the prison area, where the state Police headquarters and the DSS are also located.

The Police are said to be on red alert .

Efforts to reach officials of the Jos Correctional Center for comments failed.

*This is a developing story…