1 Killed ,Over 100 Escape As Gunmen Attack Koton-Karfe Prisons



Nigerian Prisons ServiceReports Monday said at least one person was killed while over 100 prisoners escaped after unknown gunmen once again launched an attack on Koton-Karfe Prisons in Kogi State.
Ope Fatinkun,public relations officer of Nigeria Prison Service said in a statement , ”Unknown gunmen invaded Koton- Karfe Prison between 9.30 and 10 pm (Sunday) and immediately it happened, the acting Controller-General of Prisons, Aminu Suley informed the Inspector-General of Police, and the Chief of Defence Staff and they ordered policemen and soldiers to beef up security around the prison and to arrest the fleeing inmates.
He said further that ,“So far, 12 inmates have been captured”.
Some reports said between 144 and 147 inmates escaped after the attack.
Capt Idris Wada ,Kogi state governor has visited Koton-Karfe prisons for an on – the- spot assessment of the damage.

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