Gunmen attack Kogi Prison, free over 100 inmates

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Abuja – Hundreds of prisoners have escaped from the medium federal correctional centre in Kabba, Kabba/Bunu of Kogi State.

According to the Vanguard, the in their tens attack the prison centre which is on the Kabba – highway, on Sunday night through Monday morning, killing the military men keeping guide on the road before attacking the centre.

The thereafter launched attack on the prison officers before making ways to all the prisoners free.

An early morning downpour on Monday according to Punch led to their escape. The building housing the inmates was reportedly submerged by flood.

However, about 100 of the inmates have been rearrested, while unspecified number voluntarily returned.

The Assistant Inspector-General of Police Zone 8, Ayuba Edeh, who confirmed the jail break on Monday, said the State of Police and other of security agencies have swung into action.