Police arrest terrorist who escaped from Kuje prison, name, photo emerge
- The police in Nasarawa state have arrested Hassan Hassan, one of the terrorists who escaped from Kuje prison during the attack on the facility in Abuja
- DSP Ramhan Nansel, the police spokesman the state, made the disclosure in a statement released in Lafia on Saturday, July 9
- Nansel said the commissioner of police in Nasarawa has ordered for the transfer of the suspect to a safer location while intensive search for other escapees continues
Lafia, Nasarawa state – The police command in Nasarawa state has arrested Hassan Hassan whose name and picture were among the inmates with Boko Haram/Terrorism Cases who escaped from Kuje prison after the attack on the correctional facility in Abuja.
Hassan was arrested in the Keffi local government area of the state, according to a report by The Punch.
Legit.ng gathers that the police spokesman the state, DSP Ramhan Nansel, made the disclosure in a press statement made available to newsmen in Lafia on Saturday, July 9.
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“The fleeing Boko Haram suspect was recaptured by the eagle-eyed police operatives of the command in Keffi LGA of the state.
“The Commissioner of Police, CP Adesina Soyemi, has ordered for the transfer of the suspect to a safer location while intensive search for other escapees and handing over process of the arrested inmate progresses.
“CP Soyemi appreciates the efforts of the command’s police operatives for a job well done and assures members of the public of the command’s unrelenting efforts at making the public space safer for all.”
FG unveils identities of terrorists who fled Kuje prison, releases pictures
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the identities of some of the terrorists who escaped from Kuje Prison during an invasion by the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) had been unveiled.
On Friday, July 8, the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) released the names and pictures of some of the escapees.
Among the terrorists whose identities were unveiled were Abdulkareem Musa, Abdulkareem Adamu, Abubakar Abibu and Abubakar Yusuf.
Kuje prison break: President Buhari reacts
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed disappointment with the Intelligence system, following the terrorists’ attack on Medium Security Custodial Centre, Kuje.
After inspecting the attack scene on Wednesday, July 6, the president faulted the intelligence system at Kuje prison.
“I am disappointed with the intelligence system. How can terrorists organise, have weapons, attack a security installation and get away with it,” he said.