Following an attack on a Correctional Facility in Jos, the Plateau State Capital, six bodies have been recovered by officials of the Nigeria Correctional Centre.
The facility had on Sunday come under attack from gunmen suspected to be bandits.
Francis Enobore, Public Relations Officer of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS), said the invaders “engaged the armed squad personnel in a gun battle before breaking into the yard.”
“Although they gained entrance to the yard, they are 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,” Enobore had added.
But six dead bodies were counted after the attack, according to Daily Post.
It is however not clear if the bodies are those of the gunmen who attacked the facility or inmates who attempted to escape.
It was learnt that one NCC officer was killed and another shot in the arm when the attackers arrived at the Correctional Facility on Sunday and immediately made for the main gate where they engaged the armed squad personnel in a gun battle before breaking into the yard.
The front office holding the records of the NCC was burnt by the invaders.