Video: NCoS Confirms Attack on Jos Custodial Center

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Michael Olugbode

The attack of the Medium Security Custodial Centre in Jos, Plateau State has been confirmed.

A statement on Sunday by the spokesman of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS), Francis Enobore revealed that the Jos Custodial Centre came under attack by gunmen who reportedly stormed the facility in large number with sophisticated weapons.

Enobore said the invaders were said to have arrived at the Custodial Center at about 1720hrs and immediately made for the main gate where they engaged the armed squad personnel in a gun battle before breaking into the yard.

He said although they gained entrance to the yard, they were  however trapped within as men from sister security services were immediately mobilised to assist the armed guards to cordon the perimeter wall and the entire area.

He revealed that reinforcement from the response squad of the Service were also being mobilised to the center.

He said the situation was put under control as the attackers firing power was subdued by superior fire from a combined team of security agencies.

Enobore however said update would be made available as event unfolds.

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