Gunmen in their tens have attacked the Medium Federal Correctional Centre in Kabba-Bunu Local Government Area of Kogi State, killing soldiers on the highway and setting hundreds of prisoners free.
Ebira Reporters gathered that the gunmen launched the attack on the prison located along Kabba-Lokoja highway on Sunday midnight through to dawn of Monday, and killed military men keeping guard on the highway before heading for the prison.
However, about 100 of the inmates have been rearrested, while unspecified number voluntarily returned.
Reacting, the Nigeria Police has confirmed the jailbreak.
The Assistant Inspector-General of Police Zone 8, Ayuba Edeh, who confirmed the jail break on Monday, said the State Commissioner of Police and other heads of security agencies have swung into action.