- Samson Omale
Jos Prison Update: Police and Soldiers Attempt To Regain Control of Jos Custodial Center
A joint team of the Police and men of the Operation safe haven are currently involved in an operation to regain control of the Jos Custodial center.
Latest available report suggest that the quick deployment of security agents appear to have trapped the gunmen within the precinct of the Jos custodial center as operations by the combined team of the police and OPSH appears to be ongoing as ta 8pm.
Armed Gunmen had attacked the facility late Sunday evening in an attempt to release inmates at the center.
Some residents of the police barracks who spoke with this website say they have abandoned their homes and have taken refuge at the adjourning Staff quarters for their own safety.
Heavy gunfire was reported at the facility at about 5:40pm on Sunday
Media and information officer of the Operation safe Haven, Major Ishaku Takwa who confirmed the attack by the gunmen said details of the attacked will be made known in the coming hour.
While Major Takwa cannot ascertain any arrest or escape of prisoners as at the time of writing this report, he did confirm that men of the OPSH and the Police have cordoned off all roads leading in and out of the Jos custodial center.
The Jos custodial center is located in the heart of Jos, the Plateau state capital and apparently should have been the safest part of the city because beside the center is the state headquarters of the Department of state service, DSS, the elite police A division and just across the road is the state headquarters of the Nigerian Police.
Unconfirmed report say they may have been some causalities but officials are yet to confirm if any one was hurt in the attacks.