Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Kogi jailbreak: 114 escaped inmates recaptured – Official 

Must read

- Advertisement -

The Nigerian Correctional Service, NCoS, says it has recaptured 114 escapees of its Kabba custodial centre who were among the 240 inmates set free on Sept. 12.

The NCoS spokesperson, Francis Enobore, confirmed this in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja.

The Medium Security Custodial Centre, Kabba, Kogi, was attacked by gunmen.

The Controller-General, NCoS, Haliru Nababa, had since then directed the activation of the immediate recapture procedure and detailed investigation to be carried out on the jailbreak.

READ ALSO:   Aregbesola inspects new custodial centre in Kano, says FG will establish 5 more

“Following the swift intervention of the controller-general, 114 escapees have been recaptured

“The controller-general, who personally led a team to the custodial centre for on-the-spot assessment, directed immediate search party response team to go after the escapees.

READ ALSO:   Why Nigerian govt should declare day of national prayer, by Cleric

“This was even as security has been beefed up through the deployment of additional armed squad personnel to fortify the facility,” he said.

He quoted the controller-general as commending the collaboration and support extended to the service by sister security agencies including the vigilante groups which assisted in recapturing the fleeing inmates.

He advised the escapees to turn in themselves within the next 24 hours or risk prosecution if arrested.

READ ALSO:   Nigerian’s communications ministry prioritises security over economic benefits — Pantami

He noted that it would be of no use for them to keep hiding since their photographs and biometrics have been captured.

He assured the public of their safety, stating that no effort would be spared in smoking out fugitives from hiding.

READ ALSO:   Bandits sack over 50 villages in Niger, says Gov. Bello


- Advertisement -

More articles


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here
READ ALSO:   Women's votes will determine 2023 elections, says APC woman leader

- Advertisement -

Latest article

- Advertisement -