The 112 inmates, who were freed from the Ganye Prisons, Adamawa State, by gunmen, are still on the run.
The gunmen, who attacked the facility last Friday, killed the officer in charge of the prison, Deputy Comptroller of Prison, Baba Musa, and released 124 inmates during the incident. However, security agents re-arrested 12 of the fleeing inmates.
The prison was also burnt down by the gunmen, who overwhelmed a combined team of prisons armed squad, riot policemen and soldiers guarding the facility.
Sources told our correspondent in Abuja on Monday that a team, led by the DCG Operations, from the Nigerian Prisons Service headquarters, Abuja, had visited Ganye for an on-the -spot assessment and to condole with the family of the deceased officer.
Special Adviser to Minister of Interior on Media, George Udoh, confirmed that some senior officials of the NPS had visited the prison, adding that the service had put in place internal mechanism to forestall a recurrence.
Udoh expressed the minister’s regret and sadness over the attack and the death of the prison officer.
In a related development, four inmates, who escaped during an attack on a prison escort van conveying inmates to a court in Warri, have been identified as Rufus Ovwigho (arrested for kidnapping); Frank Azuekor (kidnapping), Idris Atima (armed robbery) and Chidi Okameme (conspiracy and armed robbery).
A statement by the Prisons Public Relations Officer, Kayode Odeyemi, implored the public to report to a nearby prison information, police station and other security agencies information on the whereabouts of any of the escaped inmates whom he described as dangerous.