It was a miscalculated attempt for some armed men after attacking the Medium Security Custodial Centre in Jos, Plateau State on Sunday evening who were unable to escape.
According to reports, the invaders were said to have arrived at the centre at about 5:20pm and immediately headed to the main gate where they engaged the armed squad personnel in a gun battle before breaking into the yard.
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But luck ran out of them after they were trapped on gaining entrance to the yard. To contain the situation, men from sister security services were immediately mobilised to assist the armed guards to cordon the perimeter wall and the entire area.
Reinforcement from the response squad of the Service were also mobilised to the center.
As at the time of report, the situation was said to be under control due to the firepower from a combined team of security agencies, according to Francis Enobore, Public Relations Officer (PRO), Controller-General of Corrections in a statement issued.
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