About 114 inmates of the 240 who escaped from the Kabba Correctional Centre in Kogi State, have been re-arrested.
Sesan Nihi, Kogi Correctional Service spokesperson, disclosed the development to the TheCable via phone call on Tuesday.
“We have about 114 inmates back now. Some of the inmates returned themselves but I cannot give a definite figure for that. In fact, two just returned not too long ago. Some of the inmates were brought back by their parents,” he said.
“We have a search party with other security agencies to capture the remaining inmates.”
Heavily armed gunmen had attacked the facility in the early hours of Monday, freeing the inmates and killing two security operatives.
The custodial facility was said to have had 294 inmates as of the time of attack.
Rauf Aregbesola, minister of interior, had said a special taskforce had been “activated” to recapture inmates who fled from centre.
The interior minister said INTERPOL has been put on notice to look out for any of the inmates who may attempt to flee the country.
The attack on the facility is one of the recent jailbreaks in the country.
On April 5, gunmen raided Owerri prisons in Imo State, freeing more than 1,800 inmates.