Gunmen on Sunday evening were said to have invaded the Jos Correctional Centre in Plateau State, launching attack on prisoners and warders.
It was gathered that security operatives in their bid to repel the invaders, have to engage the attackers in gun battle.
At the time of this report, the identity of the assailants was yet to be verified.
Also, it has not been established if there were inmates belonging to bandits that were convicted and brought to the facility recently who the gunmen have wanted to get out of the Correctional Centre.
Military Information Officer for Operation Safe Haven, Major Ishaku confirmed the attack to Channels Television on Sunday evening.
Ishaku disclosed that personnel of the Joint Task Force are currently at the facility to curtail the attackers.
The Jos Correctional Centre is situated in the heart of Jos City, which is not far from the police headquarters.
Security operatives from the Police Division A, are expected to join in repelling the attack as they are also situated very close to the centre.
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