Some officials of the Nigerian Correctional Service in Plateau state came under attack around a court in Barkin Ladin local government area of the state on Thursday.
It was gathered that the officials were taking the suspects to the state high court in Barkin Ladi when they were attacked.
A source said three suspects were freed after the gunmen opened fire on the prison officials.
It is unclear if anyone sustained injuries in the attack.
Obah Ogaba, spokesman of the Plateau state police command, confirmed the incident, saying investigation is ongoing.
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