Kogi: 28 inmates refuse to escape after prison break — FG

The Federal Government of Nigeria has said 28 out of 294 inmates refused to escape after yet-to-be identified gunmen attacked Kabba Prisons in Kogi.

Invaded Kogi jail has 200-man capacity, houses 294 inmates -Report - Punch Newspapers

Recall gunmen on Sunday, stormed the Correctional Centre in Kabba/Bunu Local Council of the State, setting free no fewer than 240 prisoners from the prisons in the attack in which two prisons’ personnel were also declared missing.

Reacting, Sola Fasure, Media Adviser to the Minister of Interior,Sola Fasure, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, said; “during the attack, security officers on duty which comprised 15 soldiers, 10 Police officers and 10 armed guards of the NCoS on duty fought gallantly to repel the attack.

"Regrettably, two officers of the Correctional Service are yet to be accounted for, while one soldier and a policeman lost their lives during the attack.

“The Kabba Custodial facility had 294 inmates as at the time of the attack, many of whom escaped after the gunmen used explosives to destroy three sides of the perimeter fence.

"However, there remains 28 inmates who didn’t escape. Some have also voluntarily returned to the facility as at this morning (Monday)."

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