Just In: Kabba Prison Attack: 114 Escapees Recaptured

By Bukar Bolori

Controller General of Corrections, Haliru Nababa said 114 escapees from Kabba prison attack have been recaptured.

The Kabba Correctional Centre in Kogi State was attacked by gunmen on Monday morning.

The Centre which had security officers on duty that comprised of 15 Soldiers, 10 Police Officers and 10 armed guards of the NCoS on duty sustained casualties as two officers of the Correctional Service are yet to be accounted for while one soldier and a policeman lost their lives during the attack.

A statement on Tuesday by the spokesman of NCoS, Francis Enobore read that following the attack on the Medium Security Custodial Centre, Kabba in Kogi State on 12th September, 2021 and the swift intervention of security, a total of 114 escapees have been recaptured.

The statement said the CG who personally led a team to the Custodial Centre for 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 commended 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 advised 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.

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