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Flood sacks Kogi correctional home, 227 inmates escaped, over 100 rearrested

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On Monday, October 28, a total number of 227 prisoners escaped, and then over 100 were rearrested in Kogi State.

In brief, the prisoners escaped after an early morning downpour in Koton-Karfe, Kogi Local Government Area of Kogi State.

However, the heavy downpour resulted in a flood, which caused some parts of the prison to cave in.

Moreover, the fence of the correctional center caved in, thus, giving room for escape.

Meanwhile, the Controller General of Prison, Jafaru Ahmed who visited the prison confirmed the incident.

Ahmed said that some of the inmates returned to the center on their own while security agents recaptured others.

Besides, the flood started around 3:00 am but the prisoners escaped as at 5:am, hence, some are still returning.

With the efforts of the security agencies like Police, the Army and Navy, some of the inmates were captured.

Some security agencies are in the bush to capture others who escaped.

Ahmed, however, disclosed that the security agencies are on the look for ninety-eight more inmates.

Ahmed said the situation is a natural disaster, adding that the inmates will be moved to another correctional home.

Recall that a similar incident was recorded in 2016 when about thirteen inmates broke their cells and escaped through the fence from the same prison.

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