A prison bus conveying some inmates to court have been attacked on Friday with two prison warders killed when gunmen opened fire on a vehicle of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS) conveying some inmates to court in Anambra state.
According to NAN, the attack took place at about 11 am in Ekwulobia, Aguata LGA of Anambra.
An eyewitness account has it that the officials and inmates in the vehicle had to run for safety during the attack.
Francis Ekechukwu, public relations officer of NCS in Anambra, confirmed the incident.
He was quoted as saying that the service had launched an investigation into the attack.
Similarly, Ikenga Tochukwu, Anambra police spokesperson, said officers had “swiftly responded” to arrest the gunmen.
“It is very unfortunate, but police operatives swiftly responded and chased the hoodlums away. The investigation is ongoing to arrest the perpetrators of this act,” Tochukwu said.
NAN was unable to confirm if the gunmen succeeded in releasing any of the inmates in the bus.