The Koton Karfe custodial centre in Kogi has collapsed beneath heavy flooding, loading to flee of 228 inmates.
The Comptroller General of the Nigeria Correctional Service, Mr Jafar Ahmed, who confirmed this whereas talking with newsmen in Koton Kafe on Monday, stated that the flood got here at about 3a.m., submeging the perimetre fence and the partitions of two cells.
He stated that there have been 228 inmates on the centre as on the time of the incident.
Ahmed stated that the jail was not liveable at current, saying that the re-arrested inmates had been being transferred to different jail services within the state.
He stated that particulars of the incident shall be made public later.
Also talking, the Security Adviser to the state governor, retired Commodore Jerry Omadara confirmed that over 100 of the inmates had been re-arrested.
According to him, a number of the inmates returned on their very own, some reported themselves at close by police stations whereas a mixed staff of policemen, military, navy and civil defence corps arrested others.
Omodara stated that the state authorities was knowledgeable of the incident at about 4a.m., including that Gov. Yahaya Bello instantly directed head of safety companies within the state to deploy their personnel to the scene.
He stated that 228 inmates escaped, saying that lots of them escaped for the security of their lives.
He stated that safety brokers had been nonetheless combing the bush to re-arrest a number of the fleeing inmates, saying that the flood was not making it straightforward for them to flee.
He recommended the safety companies for his or her immediate intervention, saying that no person died within the incident. (NAN)