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.
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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.