Yahaya Bello, the governor of Kogi State, said that most of the prisoners who escaped from the Kabba Custodial Centre were rearrested by a fast security network, while some returned on their own.
The governor made the announcement in a press statement signed by Kingsley Fanwo, the State Commissioner for Information and Communications.
Reports have it that gunmen in their tens attack the prison centre which is on the Kabba – Lokoja highway, on Sunday night through Monday morning, murdering military troops stationed along the road before attacking the centre.
Governor Bello confirmed the attack and started an investigation is ongoing to find the perpetrators. He urged Kogites and inhabitants of neighbouring states to help provide information that would facilitate the apprehension of the masterminds of the terrible act.
The State Security Adviser, Commander Jerry Omodara (rtd) is currently at the Centre with the Kogi State Commissioner of Police and the Commander, Army Records, Lokoja.
Security Agencies have zeroed in to ensure those who escaped are rearrested as well as trail the masterminds of the attack.
We have confidence in our security agencies to unmask the masterminds responsible for the attack and get them apprehended.
Our security network has led to the rearrest of the majority of the inmates that escaped as some have also come back to the centre on their own. Security agencies, traditional rulers and local hunters are working in synergy to ensure normalcy.
Governor Bello also urged the citizens to go about their normal businesses as “security agencies are doing their best to ensure the security of lives and property in the face of the unfortunate breach.