The Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS) says it has recaptured 48 fleeing inmates of the Owerri Custodial Centre.
The recaptured inmates escaped from the facility on Monday, when gunmen invaded it, releasing about 1,844 inmates.
The NCoS Spokesman, Francis Enobore, disclosed this in a statement made available to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Abuja.
Mr Enobore noted that peace had gradually returned to the Owerri custodial centre in Imo, following the recent invasion of the facility by bandits.
“The 48 inmates recaptured as at 1550hrs today…