The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested a Boko Haram suspect, Suleiman Sidi, who was among those that escaped from Kuje prison.
Kuje Prison Break
KanyiDaily had reported how gunmen attacked Kuje prison in Abuja on Tuesday night, freeing over 800 inmates including 69 detained Boko Haram insurgents.
In a statement on Monday, NDLEA spokesman, Femi Babafemi said the one of the suspect was arrested while trying to board a vehicle heading for Borno from a park located in Area 1, Abuja.
The spokesman said three wraps of cannabis were found on him when he was searched.
“The fleeing terror suspect, Suleiman Sidi, was arrested in the early hours of Monday 11th July at Area 1 motorpark, in the Federal Capital Territory while attempting to board a commercial vehicle to Maiduguri, Borno state,” he said.
“During preliminary interview, the wanted terror suspect confimed he was remanded at the Kuje Correctional Centre for terrorism and robbery charges, adding that he was indeed one of the inmates who escaped from the facility last Tuesday.
“While commending the officers and men of the FCT Command of the Agency for the arrest and their vigilance, Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) has directed that the wanted suspect should be immediately handed over to the Nigerian Correctional Service, NCoS.”
KanyiDaily had also reported that another inmate identified as Hassan Hassan who was among those that escaped from Kuje prison was recaptured by police in Nasarawa State.