JUST IN: Officer Dead, As Gunmen Attack Calabar Correctional Centre

Fawaz Adebisi

A Correctional Service officer was killed on Wednesday night when gunmen attacked the Afokang Correctional Facility in Calabar, Cross River State.

The spokesman for the State Command of the Correctional Service, Affanga Etim, confirmed the incident and said no inmate escaped or was killed during the attack.

He also said more armed personnel have been deployed to the facility and everything is under control.

The gunmen opened fire on the security team who also responded in like manner and in the process, an Assistant Superintendent of Correction, ASC, was killed.

The attackers did not get close to the main facility, Etim said.

A mother and her six-years-old daughter were also hit by stray bullets during the attack. They were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

The State Comptroller of the Correctional Service is holding a crucial meeting with his management team over the prison attack as of the time of filing this report.

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