By John Ikani
The International Police Interpol has launched a massive manhunt for no fewer than 120 fleeing inmates who escaped during an attack on the Medium Security Correctional Centre, Kabba, Kogi State last Sunday.
The International Criminal Police Organization is said to be concentrating its search on neighboring countries, including Benin, Ghana, Niger, Chad and Cameroon, where many of the fleeing Kogi prison inmates might be hiding.
Revealing this to newsmen, Spokesman, Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS), Francis Enobore, said the service would not rest until all the escaped inmates were apprehended and brought back to custody.
While noting that investigation into the attack was going on, the NCS Spokesman added that the mastermind is yet to be identified.
He said, “We are going to get to the root of the incident and track down the sponsors; but at that level, it would go to higher authorities to process it. Our focus now is to ensure that every inmate is rearrested.
“The Deputy Controller-General in charge of Operations, Mohammed Tukur, is overseeing the situation. The police, DSS, military and the NCoS are involved in the operation and at the end of the day, they will have a meeting point where the findings would be harmonized and proper action taken.”
Recall that 240 inmates escaped from custody, while 114 were back in prison as of Tuesday.