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Police re-arrest seven inmates after gunmen attacked Jos Correctional Centre

Seven inmates have been re-arrested following an attack on the Jos Correctional Centre by gunmen on Sunday.

The Plateau State Police Command spokesman Ubah Ogaba confirmed that seven out of the inmates who escaped have been re-arrested.

“On 28/11/2021 at about 1720hrs, the medium-security custodial centre in Jos came under attack by yet to be identified gunmen where some inmates escaped.

“Upon receipt of the report, the Commissioner of Police Plateau State Command, CP Bartholomew N. Onyeka who led reinforcement to the scene, directed that the entire centre be cordoned.

He continued, “The CP also directed immediate stop and search where seven escapees have been re-arrested by the police and are in custody while one escapee voluntarily surrendered himself to the police.

“Based on the prompt response, the situation was brought under control by the superior gunfire of Security Agencies.

“The CP reaffirmed that the Police and other Security Agencies are currently on the ground to effectively deprive the hoodlums of the space they desire to perpetrate their evil acts. Meanwhile, the situation is under control.”

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