Just In: Gunmen Invade Kabba Prison, Kill Two Soldiers, Release 100 Inmates



From Joseph Amedu, Lokoja


Two soldiers mounting road block before the Kabba correctional centre are said to have been killed with one fatally injured when gunmen invaded a prison facility there in the early hours of Monday.

The invaders released over 100 prisoners.

The soldiers were said to have mounted a routine check point about 50 metres to 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  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 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.

Another source also confirmed that some 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 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 had as at the time of writing this report gone to the Kabba for on- the spot assessment.

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