ABOUT 13 convicted prisoners escaped from the Koton-Karfe Prison in Kogi State yesterday after breaching perimeter fence and fleeing into the nearby bush as they took advantage of lax security.
Recently opened, the new prison located along the Opareke Road, was inaugurated by former minister of interior, Abah Moro. Unconfirmed reports have it that the latest jail break might not be unconnected with the arrival of four suspected interstate kidnappers and armed robbers at the facility.
One reliable source hinted that the incident occurred around 7am at the federal facility. This incident comes barely two years after suspected Boko Haram insurgents attacked the facility and released inmates.
“There were security lapses somewhere and the inmates seized the opportunity to escape after pulling down the wall,” one prison source said.