Kogi jailbreak: 108 fleeing inmates recaptured — Prisons


The Nigerian Correctional Service has confirmed that 108 out of 240 inmates who escaped from a prison in Kogi have been recaptured.

Heavily armed gunmen stormed the Security Custodial Centre in Kabba, Kogi State, late on Sunday, freeing scores of inmates.

NCS spokesman Francis Enobore told AFP on Tuesday by phone, “We have a total of 108 inmates rearrested. But as the day progresses, the figure will definitely increase.” He added that “several processes have been activated to ensure all inmates are rearrested.”

As of the time of invasion, the prison had 294 prisoners in custody — 224 pre-trial detainees and 70 convicts.

A soldier and a police officer lost their lives in the attack.

On April 5, gunmen raided Owerri police headquarters in Imo State, freeing more than 1,800 inmates.