Suspected cattle rustlers from Barkin Ladi local government area of Plateau State have been identified as those who attacked the Jos Correctional Centre, the Head of the facility, Samuel Aguda said.
“The attackers were suspected Fulani cattle rustlers from Barkin Ladi, some of the inmates took part in attacking us because they gave them rifles from our armory. 10 escapees were captured while two were brought back by their parents. Six were fatally injured, 252 escaped and 789 are in custody. We are hoping that with the combined efforts of security agencies, the escapees will be arrested. We have learned one or two lessons from this incident, we want to assure that this will not happen again.”