- The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) has said 11 people died during the attack on the Medium Security Custodial Center in Jos, Plateau state, on Sunday, November 28
- Francis Enobore, the spokesman of the NCoS, said one personnel, nine inmates and one of the gunmen died in the attack
- Another personnel of the NCoS was shot in the hand while six other inmates were also injured in the attack
Jos, Plateau state - The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) has revealed the number of casualties recorded in the attack on the Medium Security Custodial Center in Jos, Plateau state, on Sunday, November 28.
In a statement on Monday, November 29, Francis Enobore, the spokesman of the NCoS, said one of the gunmen trapped within the prison was shot dead in a gun duel with security operative, Daily Trust reported.
He said the body of the attacker was identified among the 11 people killed during the invasion.
Recall that the attackers who stormed the custodial centre on Sunday engaged the NCoS armed squad personnel in a fierce gun battle before breaking into the yard.
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Enobore said one of the NCoS Armed Squad personnel paid the supreme price in the encounter while 9 inmates also lost their lives.
He said another staff of the Service was shot in the hand and six inmates were also injured in the attack, PM News also reported.
It was gathered some of the attackers and a total of 262 inmates escaped in the melee before reinforcement could come from sister services.
However, Enobore said 10 of them have so far been recaptured leaving 252 at large.
NCoS' CG condoles with family of deceased officer
Meanwhile, the Controller-General of the NCoS, Haliru Nababa, has condoled with the family and friends of the officer who paid the ultimate price in the attack.
Nababa promised that the death will not be in vain, vowing that all the perpetrators will be hunted and made to face the full wrath of the law.
He thanked the officers and men of other security agencies for the assistance in bringing the situation under control.
The CG also assured members of the public that the safety of inmates, including their care and support, will continue to be a top priority under his watch.
He called for collaboration from patriotic individuals to apprehend the fleeing inmates.
Over 10 feared killed as crisis erupts in Plateau again
In another report, gunmen recently attacked Te'egbe community in Bassa local government area of Plateau state and killed several people.
Several houses belonging to the natives were also set ablaze by the gunmen while several others sustained injuries during the attack which occurred in the early hours of Friday, November 26.
A spokesman for the Miango Youth Development Association, Nuhu Bitrus, confirmed the attack, saying search and rescue operations for the victims were still ongoing.