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KOGI JAIL BREAK: NINE FLEEING INMATES RECAPTURED

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

The Controller of Prisons in the state, Mr Adam
Omale, who disclosed this to the News Agency
of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Lokoja, said the
prisoners were recaptured 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.

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. (NAN)


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