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Kogi Prison Break: NCoS Re-Arrests 114 Fleeing Inmates, Issues Warning To Others

At least 114 inmates who escaped from from Kabba Correctional Centre in Kogi state have been re-arrested.

The Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS) has confirmed the rearrest of 114 inmates who escaped from the Medium Security Custodial Centre in Kabba, Kogi State.

Kogi Prison Break: NCoS Re-Arrests 114 Fleeing Inmates, Issues Warning To Others

KanyiDaily had reported how heavily armed men stormed Kabba prison, on Sunday night through Monday morning, freeing 240 inmates and killing two security operatives.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, NCoS Spokesman, CC Francis Enobore said about 114 fleeing inmates have been recaptured.

He warned other escapees to turn in themselves within the next 24 hours or risk prosecution if arrested by security operatives.

“Following the attack on the Medium Security Custodial Centre, Kabba in Kogi State on 12th September, 2021 and the swift intervention of the Controller General of Corrections, Haliru Nababa mni, a total of 114 escapees have been recaptured.

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“The CG who personally led a team to the Custodial Centre for an on-the-spot assessment directed immediate Search Party Response Team to go after the escapees even as Security has been beefed up through the deployment of additional Armed Squad personnel to fortify the facility.

“The CG commends the collaboration and support extended to the Service by sister security agencies including the Vigilante groups which has assisted in recapturing the fleeing inmates.

“He advises the escapees to turn in themselves within the next 24 hours or risk prosecution if arrested. He noted that it will be of no use for them to keep hiding since their photographs and biometrics have been captured and are intact.

“While assuring the general public of their safety, the CG stated that no effort will be spared in smoking out fugitives from hiding”, the statement added.

Meanwhile, a former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has revealed those allegedly behind the attack on Kabba prison in Kogi State.

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