Unknown Gunmen have attacked the Federal Prisons Kotonkarfe setting all the inmates free. The prison which was established in 1896 was attacked around 10.40pm Sunday night. The attack was reported to have lasted for one hour.
Yakubu Onotu reports that the Controller of Prisons, Kogi State Command, Adamu Omale says 144 inmates escaped from jail following the night attack.
Meanwhile, five of the escaped inmates have voluntarily returned while one inmate was killed. It will be recalled that a similar attack was carried out on the Kotonkarfe Prison in February, 2014.