Hundreds of inmates have escaped from a medium federal penitentiary facility in Kogi State’s Kabba/Bunu Local Government Area.
On Sunday night until Monday morning, tens of gunmen attacked the detention centre on the Kabba – LOKOJA route, killing the military men serving as guides on the road before attacking the centre.
Following that, the gunmen attacked the jail officers before attempting to release all of the inmates.
According to reports, they were able to flee due to an early morning downpour on Monday. The building where the convicts were housed was apparently flooded.
However, roughly 100 of the detainees were re-arrested, while an unknown number of others willingly returned.