Nasarawa Police Capture Kuje Prison Escapee

Operatives of the Nasarawa State Police Command have re-arrested one of the inmates of the Kuje Medium Security Custodial Centre, who escaped after the attack of the facility on Tuesday.

The State Command’s Public Relations Officer, Ramhan Nansel, disclosed this Saturday in a press statement.

TheFact Daily recalls that over 900 inmates, including Boko Haram suspects, escaped after the early attack that left four persons dead, including a security officer. The federal government had, on Friday, released the names and photos of the fleeing inmates.

According to Nansel, the inmate, identified as Hassan Hassan, was arrested by the police personnel of the Keffi division following intelligence.

“On July 9, 2022, at about 1:30am, one Hassan Hassan ‘M’, whose name and picture was amongst the escapees with Boko Haram/Terrorism Case, was recaptured by the police operatives of the Nasarawa State Police Command at Keffi,” the statement read.

Nansel noted that the suspect had been transferred to a safe location pending further action as would be taken by relevant authorities.

“The Commissioner of Police has ordered for the transfer of the suspect to a safer location while intensive search for other escapees continues.

The State Command’s PRO expressed the gratitude on behalf of the Commissioner of Police in the State, Adesina Soyemi, to the police personnel in the state for their efforts and “job well done”.

He added that the CP appealed to members of the public to help with useful information on others still on the run.

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