In Kogi: 25 fleeing prison inmates recaptured, 97 missing

The Nigerian Correctional Service has said  25  of the  122  inmates who escaped from the Medium Security Custodial Centre, Koton Karfe, Kogi State, after  a section of the centre  was overrun by flood following a downpour  in the town  on Monday have been recaptured.

However, the NCS said 97 of them were still missing.

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Meanwhile,  the Federal  Government has ordered the armed forces,  police and  Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps  to recapture  the fleeing inmates.

The NCS Controller-General, Ja’afaru Ahmed, who  visited the centre for an on-the-spot assessment on Tuesday,  said   122 of the 227 inmates took advantage of the situation to escape, but 25 had been rearrested.

According to a  statement  by the NCS, the CG appealed to the public to provide “useful intelligence that will facilitate swift recapture of the fleeing inmates”. Punch

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