Gunmen kill soldiers on duty, set prisoners free in Kogi

Hundreds of prisoners have escaped from the medium federal correctional centre in Kabba, Kabba/Bunu Local Government Area of Kogi State after unknown gunmen attacked the facility located on the Kabba- Lokoja highway on Sunday night through Monday morning, September 13.

 

The gunmen killed the military men guarding the facility before attacking the prison workers and setting the prisoners free.

 

Over 100 of the inmates have reportedly been rearrested, while an unspecified number voluntarily returned.

 

Confirming the incident, the Assistant Inspector-General of Police Zone 8, Ayuba Edeh, said the State Commissioner of Police and other heads of security agencies have swung into action.