The Koton Karfe custodial centre in Kogi has collapsed under heavy flooding, leading to escape of 228 inmates. .
The Comptroller General of the Nigeria Correctional Service, Mr Jafar Ahmed, who confirmed this while speaking with newsmen in Koton Kafe on Monday, said that the flood came at about 3a.m., submeging the perimetre fence and the walls of two cells. .
He said that 228 inmates escaped, saying that many of them escaped for the safety of their lives. .
He said that security agents were still combing the bush to re-arrest some of the fleeing inmates, saying that the flood was not making it easy for them to escape. .
He commended the security agencies for their prompt intervention, saying that nobody died in the incident.