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Jailbreaks: 1,133 prisoners on the loose –Investigation (Punch)

Jailbreaks: 1,133 prisoners on the loose –Investigation (Punch)

Over 1,133 prison inmates who escaped from various prisons in the past seven years are still on the loose, investigations by our correspondent have revealed.

Checks showed that the Nigerian Prisons Service and other security agencies had been unable to track down and arrest the fleeing inmates, many of whom were members of the Boko Haram insurgent group who escaped during jailbreaks between 2010 and 2017. Some of the prisons that have recorded jailbreaks include facilities in Maiduguri, Borno State; Kano, Kano State; Bauchi, Bauchi State; Akure, Ondo State; Enugu, Enugu State; Sagamu, Ogun State; Koton Karfe, Kogi State; Oko, Edo State; and Abuja. Read more

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