Following the attack on the Medium Security Custodial Centre, Kabba in Kogi State on Sunday, the Public Relations Officer of Nigeria Correctional Service (NCS) Francis Enobore, has said a total of 114 escapees have been recaptured.
This is said is due to the swift intervention of the Controller General of Corrections, Haliru Nababa mni. Enobore in a statement on Tuesday, said the CG personally led a team to the Custodial Centre for on-the-spot assessment, directed 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.
“The CG commends the collaboration and support extended to the Service by sister security agencies including the Vigilante groups which has assisted in recapturing the fleeing inmates,” he said
He advice the escapees to turn in themselves within the next 24 hours or risk prosecution if arrested. He noted that it will be of no use for them to keep hiding since their photographs and biometrics have been captured and are intact.
While assuring the general public of their safety, the CG stated that no effort will be spared in smoking out fugitives from hiding.