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Jailbreak: NCoS Recaptures 21 Jos Prisoners

Jailbreak: NCoS Recaptures 21 Jos Prisoners

Not less than 21 of the 262 correctional service prisoners who escaped from the Jos custodial centre after gunmen invaded the facility, have now been recaptured. PREMIUM TIMES reports.

Geofrey Longdiem, the spokesperson of the command, made this known on Tuesday in Jos.

Some 262 prisoners escaped from the facility on November 28, but the interior ministry said 10 of them had been recaptured. Information Guide Nigeria

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This newspaper reported how gunmen stormed the facility in the late evening of Sunday and engaged the security personnel of the NCoS in a sporadic gun battle before advancing into the yard.

The police said some escaped inmates had been rearrested. The attackers were ‘trapped’ within the facility after a gun duel. It is not clear how the standoff ended.

The Jos Medium Security Custodial Centre had 1,060 inmates constituting 560 pre-trial detainees and 500 convicts.

In July, Jos Maximum Prison was attacked and four inmates escaped. jamb results

This jailbreak adds up to the 5,238 inmates that have escaped from various prisons across Nigeria in the last one year.

The deputy controller General of NCoS, Mohammed Tukur, in charge of Operations, blamed the attack on the ”use of modern equipment and other gadgets”.

Mr Longdiem in partnership with other security agencies was working tirelessly to arrest the remaining prisoners.

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

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