Gunmen suspected to be militants have attacked Afokang Federal Prison in Cross River State, killing a security guard.
THE WITNESS learnt that the militants, who reportedly stormed the prison from the nearby Calabar creeks, gunned down the guard and took away his gun.
According to sources, the militants did not gain access to the prison yard but only operated at the main gate.
A resident of the area, Godwin Esu, told Daily Trust that, “The incident happened around 9 p.m. We heard gunshots. We knew it came from the prison. Then there was a stampede. It was after those who shot had gone that we were told that an officer was killed.”
The Public Relations Officer of Cross River State Command of the Nigerian Correctional Service, DSC Effanga Etim, has confirmed the incident.