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The Federal Government has reacted after gunmen attacked Kabba Custodial facility in Kogi state on Monday, September 13.
Topnaija reports that at least 240 inmates escaped the facility.
Fifteen soldiers, ten police officers and ten armed guards of the Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS) fought to repel the attack, unfortunately, five persons lost their lives.
The Kabba Custodial facility had 294 inmates as at the time of the attack, many of whom escaped after the gunmen used explosives to destroy three sides of the perimeter fence.
However, 28 inmates did not escape. Some have also voluntarily returned to the facility as at this morning.
Reacting, minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, said security operatives are already pursuing the escaped inmates.
“The public is advised to stay calm as the situation is under control,
Aregbesola assured the citizenry that Nigeria’s security forces would find the attackers and bring them to justice.
“We shall leave no stone unturned to bring them back to custody,” the statement quoted Arebgesola as saying.
“We are also putting INTERPOL on notice with their details, in case any of them attempts fleeing outside our shores.
“We urge the people, especially the communities around the custodial facility, to be vigilant and report any strange and suspicious persons or activities to the nearest law enforcement agency.”
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