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Just In: Police Apprehend Fleeing Boko Haram Escapee From Kuje Prison



The Nasarawa State Police command on Saturday announced that it has rearrested a member of the deadly Boko Haram sect, Hassan Hassan, who escaped from the Kuje Correctional Centre following the Tuesday night attack on the facility.

Recall that terrorists on Tuesday attacked the facility and freed over 600 inmates including members of the Boko Haram and Islamic State West African Province.

On Friday, the Nigerian Correctional Service released the identities of 69 terrorists who fled the prison.

In a statement, the Nasarawa State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ramhan Nansel said the escapee was recaptured early Saturday.

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The statement reads, “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 Commissioner of Police, CP Adesina Soyemi has ordered for the transfer of the suspect to a safer location while an intensive search for other escapees and handing over process of the arrested inmate progresses.

“The Commissioner of Police, 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.”

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