South Sudan security authorities were Sunday battling to regain control of a military detainees attempting to escape from prison.
Police spokesman Daniel Justin confirmed that Captain Kerbino Wol Agok broke out of the detention cell, but was unable to escape.
He explained that the professional military man had managed to disarm some prison guards and used the weapons grabbed from them to blast his way out.
Willing to fight
"Captain Kerbino mobilised criminals in the detention and established a force of 15 people, taking over one part of the prison cell where he forced them into human shield to protect him from our forces," Mr Justin said.