March 5, 2024

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Military arrests fleeing inmate in Plateau

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Troops of the Special Task Force , Operation Safe Haven
have arrested another of the six inmates , who escaped
after gunmen attacked personnel of the Nigerian
Correctional Service in Plateau .
The Commander of the task force , Maj . – Gen.
Chukwuemeka Okonkwo , disclosed this to NAN on
Tuesday in Jos.
NAN reports that gunmen , on July 23 , attacked armed
personnel of NCS at the High Court premises in Barkin
Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau .
The
hoodlums opened fire on the personnel immediately
they arrived the court premises with the inmates for
trials , a situation that led to the escape of six out of the
ten inmates .
Men of OPSH had on July 24 , arrested Malam
Mohammed Ibrahim , one of fleeing inmates and
handed him over to NCS.
Okonkwo identified the arrested prisoner as Malam
Adam Yusuf , 19 , adding that he was apprehended by
the troops inside an abandoned building at Bisichi
village in Barkin Ladi .
He said the culprit was arrested about 3 . 30 p . m. on
Tuesday .
“ Our troops deployed at Bisichi village of Barking Ladi
have rearrested Malam Adam Yusuf , one of the six
notorious inmates that escaped last month after
gunmen attacked the personnel of NCS at the High
Court premises .
“ This followed a manhunt launched by our troops to
re – arrest the escapees .
“ The rearrested criminal , who have confessed to be
one of the escapees, would be handed over to the
Plateau Command of the NCS, ” he said .
The commander also said efforts were ongoing to re –
arrest the remaining inmates who are still at large .

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