Suspected gunmen launched an attack on the Afokang Federal Prison in Cross River State, resulting in the tragic death of a security officer.
The State Command of the Correctional Service’s spokesperson, Affanga Etim, revealed this while addressing the press 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, and 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.”
Although the assailants could not breach the prison yard and their activities were limited to the main gate, stray bullets from the attack injured a mother and her six-year-old daughter.