The majority of detainees who escaped from the Kabba Custodial Centre following a gunman attack have been re-arrested, according to the Kogi State Government.
The administration expressed confidence in the country’s security forces’ capacity to identify those responsible for the attack on Kabba Custodial Centre.
Kingsley Fanwo, the State Commissioner for Information and Communication, confirmed the attack in Lokoja on Monday in a statement.
According to Fanwo, investigations are still ongoing to determine the exact number of inmates that escaped from the Centre. He did say, though, that the gunmen killed two security personnel.
“With the Kogi State Commissioner of Police and the Commander, Army Records, Lokoja, the State Security Adviser, Commander Jerry Omodara (rtd), is currently at the Centre.
“Security agencies have focused their efforts to apprehend those who escaped as well as track down the attack’s masterminds.
“We have faith in our security authorities to identify the masterminds behind the attack and apprehend them.”
“The majority of the detainees who escaped have been apprehended by our security network, and some have also returned to the center on their own.”
“To maintain normalcy, security officials, traditional rulers, and local hunters are working together.
“We call on Kogi residents and residents of neighboring states to help volunteer information that will lead to the arrest of the perpetrators of the heinous crime.
“In the face of the tragic breach, our people should go about their daily business,” he added, adding that security services are doing their best to protect the safety of lives and property.
Unknown gunmen assaulted a correctional facility in Kabba, the capital of Kabba-Bunu Local Government Area, LGA, on Monday night, killing many security agents and releasing over two hundred detainees.