The Controller of the Nigeria Correctional Service, Enugu, Mr Godwin Onokohwomomo says Security in and around the custodial centres within Enugu State has been beefed up.
Mr Onokohwomomo said this followed the attack on the Medium Security Custodial Centre, Kabba, on September 12 in neighbouring Kogi State.
He said their officers and men are also on security red alert to ensure that all proactive security measures are activated.
Mr Onokohwomomo further disclosed that he has reached out to sister security agencies to provide further armed reinforcement for custodial centres in the state, adding that he had spoken to the heads of military formations, police and NSCDC commands in the state.
Mr Onokohwomomo also said that he will be embarking on an emergency tour of the custodial centres in the state to brief officers and men on the latest development.
The attack on the custodial centre in Kogi on Monday saw about 240 inmates freed by the attackers.
NCoS however informed that 114 escapees from the facility have been recaptured.
The Controller-General, NCoS, Haliru Nababa, had since directed the activation of the immediate recapture procedure and detailed investigation to be carried out on the jailbreak.