Hundreds of prisoners, on Sunday night through Monday morning, 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.
It was gathered that Gunmen in their tens attacked the prison centre which is on the Kabba – LOKOJA highway, killing the military men keeping guide on the road before attacking the centre.
The gunmen thereafter launched an attack on the prison officers before making ways to set 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 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.