Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Kogi Prison Break: 12 Escaped Inmates Re-arrested

Prison authorities in Kogi State said 12 out of the over 140 inmates that escaped from the Prison have been re-arrested.

The prisoners had escaped from the jail after gunmen armed with grenades and heavy fire arms attacked the Nigeria Federal Prison in Koton-Karfe, Kogi State, Nigeria’s north central region, setting over 140 inmates free.
Residents of the state said that they heard gunshots and explosions at about 10:00pm on Sunday.

Reports say that security operatives made frantic attempts to repel the attack by some gunmen who attacked the prison.

About 119 of the persons in the prison were awaiting trial while one prisoner was killed while the prison guards were trying to ward off the attack.

This would be the second time that gunmen would be attacking the Kogi prison in the last two years.

In February 2012, suspected members of the Boko Haram sect bombed their way into the prison before opening fire on the wardens and emptying the jail of its 200 inmates.

That attack in 2012 left one warden dead.
Culled from Channels Tv www.channelstv.com

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