- Some suspected criminals who escaped from a correctional centre in Kogi state during an attack have been captured
- About 240 inmates escaped from the facility on Sunday night, September 12, after some gunmen invaded the correction centre
- The recent escape of the inmates from Kabba Correctional Centre has left residents in the northern state confused
At least 99 inmates out of the 294 that escaped from the Kabba Correctional Centre in Kogi state were on Monday, September 13, recaptured by security operatives.
ThisDay reports that as of Monday night, over 150 other escapee inmates were still at large. The newspaper citing inside sources noted that some of the prisoners had voluntarily returned to the centre.
It was gathered that others, after realising the implication of their action, surrendered by themselves at the palace.
The Kogi State Vigilance Service also claimed to have arrested some inmates that were freed by gunmen in the bushes.
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According to Haileru Dan Baba, the comptroller general, an investigation has been launched into the incident.
Gunmen attack Nigerian prison, free 240 inmates
Recall that 240 inmates at the Medium Security Custodial Centre (MSCC) in Kabba escaped from the facility on Sunday, September 12.
This happened after an armed gang attacked the prison in the night killing the military officers as confirmed by the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS)'s spokesman, Francis Enobore.
Enobore, however, said the comptroller–general, ordered a recapture of more prisoners after some of them who escaped were rearrested on Monday, September 13.
FG breaks silence on Kogi prison break, shares next line of action
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that a manhunt was launched for the yet to be identified gunmen who attacked the Kabba Medium Security Custodial Centre in Kogi state.
Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, the minister of interior, said security operatives were already pursuing the escaped inmates after the facility was breached.
Sola Fasure, the minister's media adviser, noted that Aregbesola had been briefed by the comptroller general of the NCoS.
Kogi prison break is an attempt to undermine, discredit Yahaya Bello
In a related development, former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, declared that the attack on a prison in Kogi state on Sunday, September 12, was aimed at undermining and discrediting Governor Yahaya Bello.
Fani-Kayode made the statement in a Facebook post seen by Legit.ng on Monday, September 13.
The former minister, however, failed to provide any evidence on his claims.