os prison, the Medium Security Custodial Centre in the capital of Plateau State came under attack by gunmen who reportedly stormed the facility in large numbers with sophisticated weapons.
The invaders were said to have arrived at the Custodial Center at about 17:20hrs 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.
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.
According to a statement by Francis Enobore, Controller of Corrections PRO for the Controller-General of Corrections, reinforcements from the response squad of the Service have also been mobilised to the centre.
“The situation is presently under control as the attackers firing power is being subdued by superior fire from a combined team of security agencies. Update will be made available as events unfold,” the statement reads.