Officer killed as gunmen attack federal prison in Cross Rivers



Suspected gunmen have attacked the Afokang Federal Prison in Cross River State leaving a security officer dead.

The spokesman of the State Command of the Correctional Service, Affanga Etim, disclosed this while speaking with newsmen in Calabar on Thursday, October 19.

He said: “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.”

According to the report, although, the group couldn’t gain access to the prison yard and operated only at the main gate, a mother and her six-year-old daughter were hit by stray bullets during the attack.

Source: X | Imranmuhdz

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