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Suspected cattle rustlers behind Jos Prison attack, two parents return escapee inmates – Aguda

The Comptroller of Jos Correctional Centre (JCC), Mr. Samuel Aguda has suspected cattle rustlers from Barkin Ladi local government area of Plateau State have been identified as those who attacked the Jos Correctional Centre.

Aguda, who disclosed this on Monday, said some inmates were given rifle by the invaders after gaining entry into the yard and in turn the inmates joined the gunmen to attack officials of the Centre, before they eventually escaped.

He added that two escapee inmates were on Monday returned to the facilities by their parents

WITHIN NIGERIA recalls that yet to be identified gunmen attacked the Jos Correctional Facility in large numbers with sophisticated weapons at about 17:20 hours on Sunday.

While speaking with newsmen about casualties of the attack, Aguda said; “one official, nine inmates were killed, six were fatally injured, 252 escaped and 12 were recaptured, while at the time of the interview, 789 inmates are in custody.

Aguda said: “The attackers were suspected cattle rustlers from Barkin Ladi, some of the inmates took part in attacking us because they gave them rifles from our armory. 10 escapees were captured while two were brought back by their parents.”

Speaking further he said: “Six were fatally injured, 252 escaped and 789 are in custody.

“We are hoping that with the combined efforts of security agencies, the escapees will be arrested. We have learned one or two lessons from this incident, we want to assure that this will not happen again.”‘

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