Kogi Government has assured citizens and residents that the security agencies are working hand in hand with relevant stakeholders to arrest and unmask the masterminds of the attack at Kabba Custodial Centre, Kogi. This was made public by the Commissioner for Information and Communications, Kingsley Fanwo on Monday, in Lokoja.
Recall that gunmen had in the early hour of Monday attacked the Nigerian Correctional Service Centre, Kabba, killed two soldiers, injured one, and released an several inmates.
Fanwo had condemned the attack and further stated that efforts are in top gear to re-arrest the inmates that escaped from the correctional centre during the attack.
“We can confirm that some gunmen attacked the Kabba Custodial Centre but investigations are still on to clearly ascertain the number of inmates that escaped from the centre. We also lost two security operatives. That is the number we have at the moment” he said.
“The State Security Adviser, retired Commander, Jerry Omodara, is currently at the Centre with the Kogi State Commissioner of Police and the Commander, Army Records, Lokoja,” he noted.
According to him, security agencies have keyed in to ensure those who escaped are rearrested as well as clamped down the masterminds of the attack.
“We have confidence in our security agencies to unmask the masterminds responsible for the attack and get them apprehended. Our security network has led to the re-arrest of the majority of the inmates that escaped as some have also come back to the centre on their own. Security agencies, traditional rulers and local hunters are working in synergy to ensure normalcy,” he said.
He further urged Kogi citizens and citizens of neighbouring states to help volunteer information that would ensure the apprehension of the masterminds of the dastardly act.
The commissioner enjoined the people to go about their normal businesses, saying the security agencies were doing their best to ensure the security of lives and property.