About 114 prisoners who escaped from the Custodial Centre at Kabba in Kogi State following the attack on the centre by yet unknown gunmen have been recaptured.
Giving update on the jailbreak which occurred Monday, 13 September, 2021, the Controller General of Custodial Centres in Nigeria, Haliru Nababa, stated that a swift intervention from his office led to the recapturing of the fleeing prisoners.
The CG personally led a team to the Custodial Centre for on-the-spot assessment, directed immediate Search Party Response Team to go after the escapees.
Security has also been beefed up through the deployment of additional armed squad personnel to fortify the facility.
The CG commended the collaboration and support extended to the Service by sister security agencies including the Vigilante groups which has assisted in recapturing the fleeing inmates.
He advised other fleeing prisoners to turn in themselves within the next 24 hours or risk prosecution if arrested.
He noted that it will be of no use for them to keep hiding since their photographs and biometrics have been captured and are intact.
While assuring the general public of their safety, the CG stated that no effort will be spared in smoking out fugitives from hiding.