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Nigerian Correctional Service rearrested 114 fleeing Kogi inmates

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114 inmates from the fleeing Kabba prison break has been recaptured according to The Nigerian Correctional Service.

Recall that 266 inmates had escaped from the Kabba Medium Custodial Centre in Kogi State on Monday when the facility was attacked by unknown gunmen who engaged the prison security in a gun battle.

As of the time of the invasion, 294 inmates were in custody out of which 224 were pre-trial detainees and 70 convicted inmates, but 28 of them refused to escape.

Francis Enobore, who is the Correctional Service’s Public Relations Officer said the recapturing was due to the swift intervention of the Controller-General Haliru Nababa.

A statement by Enobore said the Controller-General personally had led a team to the Correctional Centre for on-the-spot assessment following the attacks on the facilities.

The Nation reported that Enobore said the Controller-General directed the “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. ”

While commending the collaboration and support extended to the Service by sister security agencies including the Vigilante groups which has assisted in recapturing the fleeing inmates, Enibore advised fleeing inmates to turn in themselves and assured the general public that no efforts will be spared in smoking out the rest of the escapees.

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