By Osahon Osahon
The Medium Security Custodial Centre (MSCC) in Kabba, Kogi State, was on Sunday night attacked by gunmen, who killed two soldiers and freed no fewer than 240 inmates in the process.
Spokesman of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS), Mr Francis Enobore, confirmed the attack on Monday.
Enobore also appealed to the general public to assist security operatives with useful intelligence that will assist in recapturing the escapees.
The Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of zone 8, Lokoja, Ayuba Ede, also confirmed the attack.
He said the two soldiers were killed at the roadblock before Kabba Correctional Centre.
Edeh said the State Commissioner of Police and other heads of security agencies have swung into action.