Over 200 inmates escape as flood hit kogi prison


No fewer than Two hundred and twenty-eight inmates have escaped from a prison facility in Koton Karfe, Kogi state.

This follows the collapse of some parts of the building after heavy flooding.

Confirming the development, Jafar Ahmed, comptroller-general of the Nigeria Correctional Service (NCS), explained that the walls of two cells and a perimeter fencing came down after a flood hit the facility about 3:00 am early Monday morning.

He noted that the centre is no longer habitable owing to the incident, adding that inmates have been transferred to other facilities in the state.

Security Adviser to the state governor, Jerry Omadara, also confirmed the incident.

He says governor Yahaya Bello has directed the head of security agencies in the state to deploy their operatives to the scene, with a view to rearrested the fleeing inmates.

Omadara also revealed that no inmate died in the flood.

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