Bandits attack Kogi Correctional centre, set all inmates free

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Hundreds of prisoners have escaped from the medium federal correctional centre in Kabba, Kabba/Bunu local government area of Kogi State,

According to reports, some unidentified gunmen, in their tens, attacked the prison centre which is on the Kabba – Lokoja highway, on Sunday night through Monday morning, killing the military men keeping guard on the road before attacking the centre.

The bandits thereafter launched attacks on the prison officers before setting all the prisoners free.

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

However, about 100 of the inmates have reportedly been re-arrested, while an unspecified number have voluntarily returned.

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