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Jailbreak: 150 fleeing Kogi prison inmates rearrested

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Hundreds of prisoners who escaped from the medium federal correctional centre in Kabba, Kabba/Bunu Local Government Area of Kogi State, on Monday have been rearrested. According to report, gunmen in their tens attacked the prison centre which is on the Kabba–Lokoja highway, on Sunday night through Monday morning, killing the two military men keeping guide on the road before attacking the centre.

The gunmen thereafter launched attack on the prison officers before making ways to set all the prisoners free.

An early morning downpour on Monday according to eyewitness led to their escape. The building housing the inmates was reportedly submerged by flood.

However, about 150 of the inmates have been rearrested, while unspecified number voluntarily returned.

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