Some prisoners at the federal correctional centre in Kabba in the Kabba/Bunu Local Government Area of Kogi State, have reportedly escaped.
The prisoners who were in their hundreds were said to have escaped after some gunmen attacked the prison located along Kabba-Lokoja highway on Sunday through Monday morning.
It was learnt that the military men guiding the road were killed before the attack by the assailants after which the attack was launched on the prison officers.
The assailants thereafter set the prisoners free.
The early morning downpour on Monday aided their escape, according to Punch report. The building housing the inmates, was reportedly submerged by flood.
However, about 100 of the inmates have been rearrested, while an unspecified number of them voluntarily returned.