A jail break has occurred in kogi state leading to the death of two soldiers after gunmen attacked the Kabba Correctional Centre in Kogi state.
The gunmen attack reportedly left many prisoners freed from the facility.
According to eye witness accounts, the attack occurred in the wee hours of Monday, after the gunmen were said to have attacked a military checkpoint located a few metres away from the correctional centre with heavy gunfire before descending on the prison.
Another soldier was said to be have been injured in the attack.
The attack was confirmed by Francis Enobore, spokesman of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS), who said the gunmen were “heavily armed” and immediately engaged the guards in a fierce gun duel.
Enobore said Haliru Nababa, the comptroller-general, has ordered the recapture of the escaped inmates and an investigation into the incident.
Over 230 inmates were said to have escaped from the Kabba prison facility.
Reports also have it that many of those reportedly held at the correctional centre have not been arraigned in court.
The development is coming about five years after a jailbreak in Koton Karfe prison in Kogi.
Thirteen prisoners escaped from the facility. Koton Karfe prison recorded jailbreaks in 2010 and 2013.