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Nine fleeing Kogi prison inmates re-arrested

25 November 2014, 19:32

Lokoja - The Nigerian Prisons Service (NIPS) said it had re-arrested nine of the 144 inmates that escaped during the November 3 gunmen attack on Koton Karfe Prison in Kogi.

The Controller of Prisons in the state, Adam Omale, who disclosed this on Tuesday in Lokoja, said the prisoners were re-captured in Kogi and neighbouring states.

Omale also said that 22 of the fleeing inmates had returned to the prison on their own.

He said among those re-arrested were six convicts while the remaining ones were awaiting trial.

Also read: Gunmen free 144 inmates in Kogi prison attack

He  said that the service was on the trail of 113 inmates still on the run, and assured that all of them would soon be recaptured.

The controller also said that the NIPS headquarters in Abuja, the Department of State Services (DSS) and the Police had commenced separate investigations into the incident.

He said the outcome of the investigations would be made public as soon as it was ready.

Omale called for speedy completion of work on the new prison facility under construction in Koton Karfe .

He also called for the establishment of another prison facility at Lokoja to reduce the pressure on the Koton Karfe prison


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