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Jos Jailbreak: Prisons Announces Re-arrest Of 21 Inmates



Jos Jailbreak: Prisons Announces Re-arrest Of 21 Inmates

Twenty-one inmates who fled from the Jos Correctional Centre have been re-arrested, the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) has announced.

Recall that the facility located in Jos, the Plateau State capital came under attack from gunmen suspected to be bandits in November.

A prison official and nine inmates were killed during the attack while one of the gunmen trapped within the facility was killed by security agents.

About ten of 262 fleeing inmates who escaped from the facility have been recaptured and 252 inmates are still on the run.

Following the development, the Federal Government immediately published photos and names of some of the escaped inmates.

A statement on Tuesday by the spokesman of the Plateau Command, Geoffrey Longdiem, said some of the fleeing inmates were arrested while others returned voluntarily.

Longdiem added that the inmates were arrested in collaboration with other security agencies.

As of today, we have recaptured 21 of the inmates who escaped during the last attack at our custodial centre in Jos,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, on Tuesday, reported three new cases of Omicron Variant in the country bringing the total number of cases in Nigeria to six.

Following the outbreak of the virus in the country, the likes of the United Kingdom, Canada have placed a travel ban on Nigerians.

NCDC in a statement released on Tuesday through its Director-General, Ifedayo Adetifa, disclosed that three additional cases of the virus have been detected in passengers linked to South Africa in November.

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