The Anambra State Command of the Nigeria Correctional Providers (NCoS) has confirmed that it misplaced one officer in an assault that occurred on Friday at Ekwulobia, by unknown gunmen.
The NCoS additionally stated that it misplaced one inmate, who was seized by the attackers and brought away, after a gun duel that lasted for 10 minutes.
A press launch by DSC Francis Ekezie, acknowledged that, “Gunmen but to be recognized attacked the courtroom obligation Automobile of the Nigerian Correctional Service, Anambra State at Nanka whereas conveying inmates again from courtroom to the Aguata custodial centre. The attackers killed the Corrections officer and whisked away the inmate being taken again to the Custodial Centre.
“The gun duel that lasted for about 10 minutes was reportedly perpetrated by suspected hoodlums in two automobiles, a Sienna bus and a Hilux pick-up that trailed the courtroom obligation Automobile from the courtroom premises.
“Though the armed escort put up a gallant resistance, he was sadly overpowered by the hoodlums who got here of their numbers with refined weapons.”
In the meantime, the physique of the fallen officer has been deposited within the mortuary awaiting additional needed motion.
Ekezie quoted the state Comptroller, Nwakeze Emmanuel as expressing deep shock over the incident, however suggested the general public and officers and males of the command to stay calm as investigations have commenced with the collaboration of different safety businesses.
Nwakeze additionally appealed to members of the general public to avail safety businesses with helpful intelligence that can result in the arrest of these behind the dastardly act.
Prisons affirm assault on warders, launch of inmate by gunmen in Anambra