Plateau State Police Command has re-arrested eight inmates who escaped from a correctional centre in Jos during an attack by unknown gunmen.
KanyiDaily had reported how the gunmen invaded Plateau prison to free the inmates on Sunday but were trapped inside the facility following a heavy gun battle with security operatives.
In a statement on Monday, Plateau police public relations officer (PPRO), Ubah Ogaba said seven of the inmates who escaped the facility have been re-arrested while one escapee voluntarily surrendered himself to the police.
The statement reads, “On 28/11/2021 at about 1720hrs, the medium-security custodial centre in Jos came under attack by yet to be identified gunmen where some inmates escaped.
“Upon receipt of the report, the Commissioner of Police Plateau State Command, CP Bartholomew N. Onyeka who led reinforcement to the scene, directed that the entire centre be cordoned.
“The CP also directed immediate stop and search where seven escapees have been re-arrested by the police and are in custody while one escapee voluntarily surrendered himself to the police.
“Based on the prompt response, the situation was brought under control by the superior gunfire of Security Agencies.
“The CP reaffirmed that the Police and other Security Agencies are currently on the ground to effectively deprive the hoodlums of the space they desire to perpetrate their evil acts. Meanwhile, the situation is under control.”
This comes barely one month after many inmates escaped detention during an attack by unknown gunmen at the correctional facility in Abolongo, Oyo State.