NCS Recaptures 114 Kogi Prison Escapees
The Nigerian Correctional Service has said it had recaptured 114 of the 266 inmates who escaped from its Kabba Medium Custodial Centre in Kogi State, following last Sunday’s attack on the facility.
A total of 294 inmates were in the facility when some gunmen attacked it, but 28 of them refused to escape.
A statement by spokesman of the service, Francis Enobore, said the swift intervention of Controller-General Haliru Nababa necessitated the re-arrest of the escapees.
The statement said the controller-general personally led a team to the custodial centre for on-the-spot assessment of the damage to the facility.
It explained that the controller-general directed “immediate search party response team to go after the escapees, even as security has been tightened through the deployment of additional armed squad personnel to fortify the facility”.
Nababa lauded the collaboration and support extended to the service by sister security agencies as well as vigilantes in recapturing the fleeing inmates.