Jail Break in Nigeria: 2 Officers Missing As Over 200 inmates Excape From Kogi Prison

The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola says two officers of the Correctional Service are yet to be accounted for while four soldiers and a policeman lost their lives during the unfortunate attack on the Medium Security Custodial Centre, in Kabba, Kogi State, by yet to be identified gunmen.

A statement Signed by the Media Adviser to the Minister, Sola Fasure, said Aregbesola had been briefed by the Controller General of the Nigeria Correctional Service Haliru Nababa, on the attack and how security officers on duty, which comprised of 15 Soldiers, 10 Police Officers and 10 armed guards of the NCoS on duty, fought to repel the attack.


“A Crisis Response Centre has been activated and a Special Taskforce mobilized to recapture escaped inmates whilst an Inter-Agency Security Task Force is already on the trail of the gunmen who attacked the facility.

“The public is advised to stay calm as the situation is under control,”

Aregbesola athatssured the citizenry Nigeria’s security forces would find the attackers and bring them to justice.

The Kabba Custodial facility had 294 inmates as at the time of the attack, many of whom escaped after the gunmen used explosives to destroy three sides of the perimeter fence.

However, 28 inmates did not escape. Some have also voluntarily returned to the facility.

Meanwhile The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola says two officers of the Correctional Service are yet to be accounted for while four soldiers and a policeman lost their lives during the unfortunate attack on the Medium Security Custodial Centre, in Kabba, Kogi State, by yet to be identified gunmen

A statement Signed by the Media Adviser to the Minister, Sola Fasure, said Aregbesola had been briefed by the Controller General of the Nigeria Correctional Service Haliru Nababa, on the attack and how security officers on duty, which comprised of 15 Soldiers, 10 Police Officers and 10 armed guards of the NCoS on duty, fought to repel the attack.

“A Crisis Response Centre has been activated and a Special Taskforce mobilized to recapture escaped inmates whilst an Inter-Agency Security Task Force is already on the trail of the gunmen who attacked the facility.

“The public is advised to stay calm as the situation is under control,”

Aregbesola assured the citizenry that Nigeria’s security forces would find the attackers and bring them to justice.

The Kabba Custodial facility had 294 inmates as at the time of the attack, many of whom escaped after the gunmen used explosives to destroy three sides of the perimeter fence.

However, 28 inmates did not escape. Some have also voluntarily returned to the facility.