Herdsmen over the weekend invaded a farm belonging to the Benue Prisons Service and killed an inmate identified as Tersoo Agidi.
The Service on Monday confirmed the attack on its Jato-Aka Farm Centre took place on Saturday.
The Public Relations Officer of the Prison service, Stephen Nwanchor, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Makurdi that the invasion was not a jail break attempt.
His words: “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”.
The PRO said the service was investigating the invasion to ascertain the remote cause, noting that no arrest had been made so far.
Mr. Nwanchor said the service had tightened security in and around all its facilities in the state, assuring that there was no cause for alarm.