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Kuje Prison Break: Police Re-arrest Fleeing Inmate In Nasarawa

An inmate who recently escaped from the Kuje prison, has been recaptured.

Nasarawa State Police Command has recaptured an inmate identified as Hassan Hassan who was among those that escaped during the recent attack on Kuje correctional centre in Abuja.

Kuje Prison Break: Police Re-arrest Fleeing Inmate In Nasarawa

Kuje Prison Attack

KanyiDaily had reported how gunmen attacked Kuje prison in Abuja on Tuesday night, freeing over 800 inmates including 69 detained Boko Haram insurgents.

A statement by the command spokesman, Ramhan Nansel, said the inmate was arrested by the police personnel of the Keffi division following intelligence.

Nansel said, “Sequel to the attack on Kuje Maximum Custodial Centre and subsequent escape of inmates, on July 9th, 2022 at about 0130hrs, one Hassan Hassan ‘M’ whose name and picture was amongst the escaped inmates with Boko Haram/Terrorism Case was recaptured by the Eagle-eyed Police operatives of the Nasarawa State Police Command at Keffi.

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“The Commissioner of Police, CP Adesina Soyemi has ordered for the transfer of the suspect to a safer location while an intensive search for other escapees and handing over process of the arrested inmate progresses.

“The Commissioner of Police, however, appreciated the efforts of the Police operatives for a job well done and assured members of the public of the Command’s unrelenting efforts at making the public space safer for all”.

This comes after the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) revealed the names and photos of 69 inmates who escaped from Kuje prison following the attack by terrorists.

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