One Killed, Two Injured As Gunmen Attack Correctional Facility

One person has been reportedly killed following the attack on Afokang Correctional Facility in Cross River.

Also sustained injuries by stray bullets were a mother and her six-years-old daughter during the attack.

The incident happened on Wednesday in Calabar, the capital of Cross River

The spokesperson of the Command, Affang Etim, who identified the victim as a Correctional Service officer with rank of ASC, however did not disclose the name.

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,” Affang said.

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