Nigeria Correctional Service, NCoS, has rearrested about one hundred and fourteen prison escapees, freed from the Medium Security Custodial Centre in Kabba, Kogi State, during a successful jailbreak by unknown shooters.
The incident was shocking to residents as joint security personnel were present at the attack but could not repel the raiders’ sudden strike.
It was learnt that the detention centre, on the day of the attack, had several security officers situated in the premises, mixed with fifteen military personnel, ten police officers, as well as another ten well-armed guards from the correctional centre.
The Controller General for Correctional Services, Haliru Nababa, revealed this in a statement issued on Tuesday by the spokesman of NCoS, Francis Enobore, in the state.
Unfortunately, reports revealed that several officers sustained severe injuries. Also, two other personnel are yet to be accounted for, as a soldier and his counterpart from the police force eventually lost their lives.
NCoS Gives 24 Hour Ultimatum
Nababa warned that the other prisoners that are yet to return should do so in the next 24 hours or face prosecution if arrested.
According to the statement, the Controller General ordered the immediate deployment of a search party response team to recapture the prison absconders and fortify the attacked premises by installing additional Armed Squad personnel.
The Controller General, Haliru Nababa, appreciated the support from the partner security services, including the vigilantes that played significant roles in restoring calm.