Gunmen invade correctional centre, kill officer

Gunmen have invaded the Afokang Correctional Facility in Calabar, Cross River state capital, killing a serving officer.

The Command spokesperson, Affanga Etim, Confirmed the incident and further revealed that no convict fled during the incident.

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.”

During the incident on Wednesday night, a mother and her six-year-old daughter were hit by stray bullets.

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