No fewer than one hundred inmates at Kabba correctional center in kogi state were allegedly freed early hours of Monday as unknown gunmen attacked the facility.
It was also gathered that four soldiers mounting road block before the kabba correctional centre were allegedly killed with one fatally injured before attacking the facility.
The soldiers were said to have mounted a routine check point about 50 metres before the prison situated along Lokoja- okebukun- kabba- highway, when the hoodlums came and rained bullets on them before they invaded the prison facility.
An eye witness account said the gunmen also sprayed bullets on an uncompleted building where the soldiers normally hibernate before they broke into the correctional centre and released over 100 of the inmates
The eye witness account said some of the correctional officers on guard were fatally injured while one of the soldiers who made attempt to flee away was also hit in the leg.
A source also confirmed that unspecified number of the prisoners were rearrested at about 8.00 am on Monday beside Kudon hotel, kabba when they made effort to board a vehicle to escape to Ilorin
Confirming the incident, the Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone 8, Ayuba 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 break.
Our correspondent also learnt that the state controller of the correctional service along with the state security adviser , Jerry omodara have as at the time of filing this report, gone to the kabba correctional center for on- the spot assessment.Share this on WhatsApp