September 13, (THEWILL) – Hundreds of prisoners have escaped from the medium-security federal correctional centre in Kabba, Kogi state after unidentified gunmen attacked it on Sunday night through Monday morning.
THEWILL reliably gathered that the gunmen in their tens attacked the facility located on the Kabba-Lokoja highway, killing the military men keeping guard on the road.
The gunmen, thereafter, launched an attack on the prison officers before setting the prisoners free.
Over 100 inmates have reportedly been rearrested, while an unspecified number voluntarily returned.
Confirming the incident, the Assistant Inspector-General of Police Zone 8, Ayuba Edeh, said the State Commissioner of Police and other heads of security agencies have swung into action.