2 Soldiers killed, 1 injured as gunmen invade Kogi correctional centre, free inmates


In the early morning hours of Monday, gunmen stormed the Kabba correctional facility and freed over 100 prisoners, killing two soldiers and injuring one.

Armies had erected checkpoints along the Lokoja- Okebukun- Kabba highway before the hoodlums arrived and opened fire on them before invading the prison.

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Unknown gunmen, according to an eyewitness, were shot at an unfinished building where soldiers normally hibernate before they broke into a Kabba correctional facility, according to the witness.

Correctional officers were killed and a soldier was shot in the leg by an eyewitness who asked to remain anonymous.

They were rearrested around 8 a.m. on Monday near the Kudon Hotel in Kabba when they attempted to board a vehicle and escape to Ilorin, the capital of Kwara, and other areas in the north, according to a reliable source.

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State Police Commissioner and other heads of security agencies have swung into action to find out what caused this prison break, according to Ayuba Edeh, assistant inspector general of police in charge of zone 8.

State correctional service controller Jerry Omodara has traveled to Kabba for an on-the-spot assessment, as of the time of this report’s publication.


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