Police recapture fleeing Boko Haram member in Nasarawa

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Police in Nasarawa State said they have re-arrested a fleeing member of the Boko Haram terrorist group who escaped from Kuje Correctional Centre after an attack on the facility on Tuesday.

Terrorists attacked the facility and freed inmates including Boko Haram members as well as the Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP).

The Nigerian Government declared inmates of the prison with terror-related charges wanted and their names including other details published.

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The Nasarawa State Command, in a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ramhan Nansel, said the escapee was arrested in the early hours of yesterday.

“Sequel to the attack on Kuje Maximum Custodial Centre and subsequent escape of inmates, on July 9th, 2022 at about 0130hrs, one Hassan Hassan ‘M’ whose name and picture was amongst the escaped inmates with Boko Haram/Terrorism Case was recaptured by the Eagle-eyed Police operatives of the Nasarawa State Police Command at Keffi”, the statement said.

“The Commissioner of Police, Adesina Soyemi ordered for the transfer of the suspect to a safer location while an intensive search for others and handing over process of the arrested inmate progresses, however, appreciated the efforts of the Police operatives for a job well done and assured members of the public of the Command’s unrelenting efforts at making the public space safer for all.”