Gunmen have reportedly attacked Kabba Correctional Centre in Kogi State, killing two soldiers.
The gunmen were said to have invaded the prison facility in the early hours of Monday, releasing many prisoners.
The soldiers were said to have mounted a routine check point some metres before the correctional center situated along Lokoja-Okebukun-Kabba-highway.
Some guards at the facility were also said to have sustained injuries in the attack.
Confirming the incident, the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone 8, Ayuba Edeh, said efforts are being made to track down the attackers.