Crime

Four Killed, One Injured As Gunmen Invade Kabba Correctional Centre

Gunmen have allegedly invaded Kabba Correctional Center early hours of Monday killing four military men while over one hundred inmates the escaped.

The army men mounting road block about 50 metres before the prison situated along Lokoja- Okebukun- kabba- highway.


The soldiers were said to have mounted a routine check point and when the hoodlums came and rained bullets on them before they invaded the prison facility.

An eye witness account 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 injured while one of the soldiers who made attempt to flee away was also hit in the leg.

A source also confirmed that four 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.

It was also gathered that the state controller of the correctional service along with the state security adviser , Jerry omodara have as at the time of writing this report gone to the kabba for on- the spot assessment.

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