The Comptroller General of Correctional Services, Haliru Nababa, has said that 114 fugitives from the attack on Kabba prison on Sunday night in Kogi state have been recaptured in total.
The center, which had security officers on duty, including 15 soldiers, 10 police officers, and 10 armed NCOs guards, suffered casualties as two officers had not yet been counted, while one soldier and one police officer lost their lives during the attack.
A Tuesday statement from NCOs spokesman Francis Enobore said that following the attack on the Middle-Security Custody Center, Kabba in Kogi State on September 12, 2021, and the swift security intervention, a total of 114 runaways.
The statement said that the GC, who personally led a team to the Custody Center for an on-site assessment, ordered the immediate Search Group Response Team to go after the fugitives while security was immediately tightened by the deployment of additional personnel from the Armed Squad to strengthen the installation.
The GC commended the collaboration and support provided to the Service by sister security agencies, including vigilante groups, who helped recover fleeing prisoners.
He advised the other fugitives to turn themselves in within 24 hours or risk prosecution if arrested. He pointed out that it would be of no use for them to continue hiding since their photographs and biometric data have been captured and are intact.
However, While assuring the general public of their safety, the GC stated that no effort would be spared to remove the fugitives from hiding.