Herdsmen kill inmate in prison farm invasion

Herdsmen kill inmate in prison farm invasion

Herdsmen invaded a prison farm in Benue State, killing one person at the Jato-Aka Farm Center,

Stephen Nwanchor, Public Relations Officer of the Benue Prisons Service, confirmed that the incident occurred on Saturday, adding that it was not a failed jail break.

“This is a new farm centre established in January, 2017. The herdsmen invaded the place, destroyed property, shot and killed one Tersoo Agidi, an inmate.

“We have evacuated all the remaining inmates from the farm centre to Gboko, pending the outcome of the investigation.

“We are not taking anything for granted. My Controller of Prison is on top of the issue, and all relevant security operatives in the state have been notified,” Nwanchor said.

Nwanchor added that the investigative unit of the Benue Prisons Service was conducting investigation into the attack, noting that no arrest has been made so far.

 

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