Two soldiers were killed and no fewer than 240 inmates were freed on Sunday night as the Medium Security Custodial Centre (MSCC) in Kabba, Kogi State, was attacked.
Spokesman of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS), Mr Francis Enobore, while confirming the attack on Monday, appealed to the general public to assist security operatives with useful intelligence that will assist in recapturing the escapees.
The Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of zone 8, Lokoja, Ayuba Ede, also confirmed the attack.
He said the two soldiers were killed at the roadblock before Kabba Correctional Centre.
Edeh said the State Commissioner of Police and other heads of security agencies have swung into action.