Jos Jailbreak: Police say eight fleeing inmates nabbed


The police command in Plateau says eight of the inmates who escaped during the attack on the Jos Correctional centre have been apprehended.

ASP Ubah Ogaba, the spokesman for the command, disclosed this in a statement on Monday in Jos.

Bandits on Sunday evening invaded the prison yard, and some of the inmates escaped from the facility.

The statement said of the eight fleeing inmates, the police rearrested seven while one voluntarily surrendered.

“Yesterday, at about 5:20 p.m., the medium-security custodial centre in Jos came under attack by yet-to-be-identified gunmen. Immediately we received the report, the Commissioner of Police in the State, CP Bartholomew Onyeka, who led reinforcement to the scene, directed that the entire centre be cordoned,” disclosed the statement. “The CP also ordered immediate stop and search and seven inmates who escaped were rearrested by the police and are in custody. One of them voluntarily surrendered himself to the police.”

The police added that cops and other security agencies were on the ground to forestall further security breaches.

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