Over a hundred inmates of the Kabba Correctional Centre in Kogi State escaped in the early hours of Monday after an attack by gunmen.
NewsWireNGR gathered from sources that the assailants attacked the prison centre which is on the Kabba – Lokoja highway, on Sunday night through Monday morning.
The gunmen shot dead two military men keeping a guide on the road before attacking the centre and setting all the prisoners free.
An early morning downpour on Monday according to Punch led to their escape. The building housing the inmates was reportedly submerged by flood.
However, about 100 of the inmates have been rearrested, while an unspecified number voluntarily returned.
The attack has reportedly been confirmed by the Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of zone 8, Lokoja, Ayuba Edeh.
Edeh said the State Commissioner of Police and other heads of security agencies have swung into action to do an assessment of the cause of the prison break.