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Nsukka Prison says it has re-arrested 6 escaped prisoners



Enugu State Controller of Nigeria Prisons Service, Mr Isaiah Amariri, said on Thursday that it has re-arrested six of the inmates that escaped from Nsukka Prisons on Tuesday night.
Amariri disclosed the latest development to newsmen in Nsukka but refused to give the exact number of inmates that escaped from the prison.
According to him, the prison service is networking with security agents and community groups to ensure the remaining escapees are apprehended.
He said, “There was a jail break in Nsukka prisons on Tuesday night between 12pm and 3am, in which many inmates escaped, though six of them have been re-arrested. “I cannot give the exact figure for now as investigations are still on.
“We will send our findings to the Controller General of Prisons who will make public the exact number and cause of Nsukka prisons jail break.
“The service is liaising with security agents and community vigilante groups to know the hideout of those still on the run in order to re-arrest them.”
Amariri assured that as soon as investigations on the jail break are completed any person in the service found to have been involved or aided the Tuesday jail break will be arrested and prosecuted regardless of the position of the person(s).
He added that security has been beefed up in and around Nsukka prisons with serious surveillance on the prisons facilities, inmates and staff.
“The prisons authorities are on top of the situation and will put measures in place to avoid a repeat of what happened on Tuesday night in Nsukka,” he said.
By Ebere Ndukwu …
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