By: Valentine Adese (JP),
There are strong fears making the rounds in Jos, the capital of Plateau State at this hour, as the information making the rounds indicates that, the terrorists who had attacked security formations in the state are currently trapped with inmates in the Prison (Correctional) facility.
You would recall that, REALITY had reported that, some security formations and the prison (Medium Security Custodial Centre) in Jos city, Plateau State, came under attack by gunmen (terrorists), who reportedly stormed the prison facility in large numbers with sophisticated weapons.
The invaders according to our source were said to have arrived at the Correction 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.
“Although they gained entrance to the yard, they are however trapped within, as men from sister security services were immediately mobilized to assist the armed guards to cordon the perimeter wall and the entire area”. Our source had explained on the development.
Adding that, “Reinforcement from the response squad of the Service has also been mobilized to the center.
“The situation is presently under control as the attackers firing power is being subdued by superior fire from a combined team of security agencies”.
The concerns of the people, who are watching the development is “What becomes of the inmates since, they are most vulnerable and at the mercy of the terrorist”.
More updates would be made available as events unfold.