Troops of the Special Task Force, Operation Safe Haven, OPHS, have arrested one of the six inmates who escaped after gunmen attacked personnel of Nigerian Correctional Service, NCS, in the state.
The Commander of the task force, Maj.-Gen. Chukwuemeka Okonkwo, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Jos.
NAN reports that gunmen on Thursday attacked armed personnel of NCS at the High Court premises in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau.
The hoodlums opened fire on the personnel immediately they arrived at the court premises with the inmates for trials, a situation that led to the escape of six out of the ten inmates.
Mr Okonkwo identified the arrested prisoner as Mohammed Ibrahim, adding that he was apprehended by the troops at Rarin-Shou village of Barkin Ladi.
“Our troops deployed at Rarin-Shou village of Barkin Ladi have rearrested Malam Mohammed Ibrahim, one of the six notorious inmates that escaped on Thursday after gunmen attacked the personnel of NCS at High Court premises.
“This followed a manhunt launched by our troops to re-arrest the escapees.
“The rearrested criminal has since been handed over to the Plateau Command of the NCS,” he said.
The commander also said that efforts were ongoing to re-arrest the remaining five who were still at large.
He urged residents of the state to avail the security agencies with useful information on the whereabouts of the remaining fleeing inmates.