Plateau attack: We recorded some deaths, says prison spokesman

Some deaths were recorded during the attack on Jos Prison in Plateau State, on Sunday.

Spokesman of the Jos Custodian Center, Geofrey Longdiem, said this in a chat with Daily Trust.

He said he could not give an estimate of those who lost their lives in the attack.

Longdie also said the service is currently doing a headcount of inmates as well as ascertaining the degree of damage done during the attack.

He said: “We are yet to ascertain the actual extend of the damage done. Yes there are deaths but I cannot confirm how many for now. We are making a headcount of the inmates.

“We will issue a press release to let the public know what has happened.”

Daily Trust had reported how gunmen attacked the prison and set a part of it on fire Sunday evening.

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