The Nigeria Correctional Service NCoS has confirmed the rearrest of 114 inmates who escaped from the Medium Security Custodial Centre in Kabba, Kogi State on Sunday night when it was attacked by yet to be identified gunmen.

“Following the attack on the Medium Security Custodial Centre, Kabba in Kogi State on 12th September, 2021 and the swift intervention of the Controller General of Corrections, Haliru Nababa mni, a total of 114 escapees have been recaptured,” Spokesman of the Correctional Service, Francis Enobore, said in a statement on Tuesday.

“The CG who personally led a team to the Custodial Centre for on-the-spot assessment, directed an immediate Search Party Response Team to go after the escapees even as Security has been beefed up through the deployment of additional Armed Squad personnel to fortify the facility,” he added.

Heavily armed gunmen stormed the facility late on Sunday, freeing 240 inmates of the prison.