Hundreds of prisoners have escaped from the Medium Federal Correctional Centre in Kabba, Kabba/Bunu Local Government Area of Kogi State, North Central Nigeria, when Gunmen invaded the prison.
Confirming this incident to Newsmen, the Assistant Inspector-General of Police (Zone 8), Ayuba Ede, said the State Commissioner of Police and other heads of security agencies have moved into action to do an assessment of the cause of the break.
Gunmen in their tens attack the prison centre which is on the Kabba – Lokoja highway, on Sunday night through Monday morning while it was raining heavily.
They killed the military men keeping guard on the road before attacking the centre.
The gunmen thereafter launched attack on the prison officers before making ways to set all the prisoners free.
At the time of this report, State Security Adviser, Duro-Jerry Omodara cannot be reached.
It was reliably confirmed that he is currently on ground at Kabba with other security agencies to asertian the situation on ground with the view of taking necessary action.