Gunmen assaulted the Afokang Correctional Facility in Calabar, Cross River State, on Wednesday night, murdering a Correctional Service officer.
Affanga Etim, the spokesman for the State Command of the Correctional Service, confirmed the attack.
Etim told reporters in Calabar on Thursday that no inmates escaped during the raid.
According to him, “When they came, they opened fire on the security team who also responded in like manner and in the process, an Assistant Superintendent of Correction, ASC, was killed.
“No inmate escaped or was killed, the attackers didn’t get close to the main facility.
“As we speak, we have deployed more armed personnel to the facility and everything is under control.”
During the attack, a woman and her six-year-old daughter were hit by stray bullets.
As of the time of posting this story, Anaedoonline.ng has learned that the State Comptroller is conducting a critical meeting with his management team about the jail attack.
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