One killed as gunmen attack Calabar Correctional Centre

Gunmen, Wednesday night, attacked Afokang Correctional facility in Calabar, Cross River State, killing a Correctional Service officer.

The attack was confirmed by the spokesman of the State Command of the Correctional Service, Affanga Etim.

Etim, who spoke to newsmen in Calabar on Thursday, said no inmate escaped during the attack.

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.”

Meanwhile, a mother and her six-years-old daughter were hit by stray bullets during the attack.

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