Kogi jailbreak: 114 fleeing inmates re-arrested- prisons spokesman


Following the jail-break that happened in Kabba Kogi state on Monday, the prisons spokesman said at least 114 inmates who escaped from from Correctional Centre have been re-arrested.

Gunmen attacked Kabba Correctional Centre in the early hours of Monday, freeing 240 out of the 294 inmates and killing two security operatives.

According to the Thecable who spoke to Sesan Nihi, Kogi correctional service spokesman, he confirmed the number of re-arrests.

“We have about 114 inmates back now. Some of the inmates returned themselves but I cannot give a definite figure for that. In fact, two just returned not too long ago. Some of the inmates were brought back by their parents,” he said.

“We have a search party with other security agencies to capture the remaining inmates.”

Rauf Aregbesola, minister of interior, had said a special taskforce had been “activated” to recapture inmates who fled from centre.

It would be recalled that the interior minister had said INTERPOL has been put on notice to look out for any of the inmates who may attempt to flee the country.

The incident is one of the recent jailbreaks in the country.

On April 5, gunmen raided Owerri prisons in Imo state, freeing more than 1,800 inmates. 

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