240 Inmates Escape As Gunmen Break Kogi Prison

240 Inmates Escape As Gunmen Break Kogi Prison
240 Inmates Escape As Gunmen Break Kogi Prison
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No fewer than 240 inmates have escaped the Medium Security Custodial Centre (MSCC) in Kabba, Kogi State, following an attack by unknown gunmen.

The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) spokesman, Mr Francis Enobore confirmed the incident in a communique on Monday which was sighted by Africa Daily News, New York, stated that the attack took place sometime around midnight on Sunday.

According to him, the attackers in their numbers stormed the custodial centre heavily armed and immediately engaged the guards in a fierce gun battle.

Mr Enobore further narrated that the Comptroller–General, Haliru Nababa has ordered a recapture procedure to be activated immediately and detailed investigation carried out even as he leads a team to assess the situation.

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The Comptroller-General also appealed to the general public to provide security operatives with useful intelligence that will assist in recapturing the escapees.

Africa Daily News, New York understands that Kabba MSCC was established in 2008 with a capacity of 200.

As of the time of the invasion, 294 inmates were in custody out of which 224 were pre-trial detainees and 70 convicted inmates.

The latest jailbreak comes a few months after gunmen attacked the Nigerian Correctional Service and the police headquarters in Imo State, freeing 1,844 inmates, after which the hoodlums set the facilities ablaze.

 

AFRICA DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK

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