Unknown Gunmen Attack Medium Securitycustodial Centre In Kabba Kogi State

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240 Inmates Escape As Gunmen Attack Kogi Prison According to channels today Updated September 13, 2021 At least 240 inmates have escaped the Medium Security Custodial Centre (MSCC) in Kabba, Kogi State, following an attack by yet to be identified gunmen. The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) spokesman, Mr Francis Enobore confirmed the incident in a communique on Monday, stating that the attack took place at about midnight on Sunday. According to him, the attackers in their numbers arrived at the custodial centre heavily armed and immediately engaged the guards in a fierce gun battle. Mr Enobore further disclosed that the Comptroller–General, Haliru Nababa has ordered a recapture procedure to be activated immediately and detailed investigation carried out even as he leads a team to assess the situation. The Comptroller-General also appealed to the general public to furnish security operatives with useful intelligence that will assist in recapturing the escapees. Kabba MSCC was established in 2008 with a capacity of 200. As of the time of the invasion, 294 inmates were in custody out of which 224 were pre-trial detainees and 70 convicted inmates. Channels Television According to Vanguard, 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 guide on the road before attacking the centre. The bandits thereafter launched attack on the prison officers before making ways to set 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 unspecified number voluntarily returned. At least 240 inmates have escaped the Medium Security Custodial Centre (MSCC) in Kabba, Kogi State, following an attack by yet to be identified gunmen. The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) spokesman, Mr Francis Enobore confirmed the incident in a communique on Monday, stating that the attack took place at about midnight on Sunday. According to him, the attackers in their numbers arrived at the custodial centre heavily armed and immediately engaged the guards in a fierce gun battle. Mr Enobore further disclosed that the Comptroller–General, Haliru Nababa has ordered a recapture procedure to be activated immediately and detailed investigation carried out even as he leads a team to assess the situation. The Comptroller-General also appealed to the general public to furnish security operatives with useful intelligence that will assist in recapturing the escapees. Kabba MSCC was established in 2008 with a capacity of 200. As of the time of the invasion, 294 inmates were in custody out of which 224 were pre-trial detainees and 70 convicted inmates. The latest jailbreak comes a few months after gunmen attacked the Nigerian Correctional Service and the police headquarters in Imo State, freeing 1,844 inmates, after which the hoodlums set the facilities ablaze. The gunmen also razed the Imo State Police Command headquarters and burnt almost all the vehicles parked at the command’s headquarters. No fewer than 50 cars were set ablaze in the process. A similar attack was carried out at the correctional centre in Ubiaja, Edo State; however, the jailbreak was foiled by officers at the facility. The inmates, after breaking out from their cells, engaged the correctional officers in a fight, leaving some of the security personnel injured. It took a combined effort by officers from the Nigerian Army, 4th brigade, and the Edo command of the Nigeria Police Force, to eventually overpower the inmates and return them to their cells. Also reports from BBC (Pidgin) News today Unknown gunmen attack one prison for Kogi state, release prisoners. Na 240 inmates dem forcefully release for di medium Security Custodial Centre (MSCC) for Kabba, officials tell BBC. Di Controller-General of Nigeria Correctional Centre [Prisons] don order for full investigation Haliru Nababa also order di immediate recapture of di prisoners wey escape. Di incident happen for 2345hrs on 12th September, 2021. Jail break in Kogi: How e happun Tori be sey di heavily armed attackers wey plenty well-well invade di Custodial Centre and immediately engage di armed guards for serious gun battle. O.F Enobore, tok-tok pesin for Kogi prisons for statement wey e bring out say "di Controller-General of Corrections, Haliru Nababa don order a recapture procedure to be activated immediately." Nababa also order for di commencement of detailed investigation as e personally lead a team to assess di situation. Di DG appeal to the general public to provide useful intelligence wey fit assist to recapture di escapees to security operatives. Goment establish Kabba MSCC for 2008 wit capacity of 200. At di time of di invasion, na 294 inmates dey custody out of which 224 na pre-trial detainees and 70 convicted inmates.

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