- No fewer than four inmates have been confirmed to have escaped from a correctional centre in Jos, Plateau state
- Geoffrey Longdien, the spokesman of the Plateau state correctional centre confirmed the suspects escaped on Thursday, July 8
- The escapees who are suspected herdsmen were arrested and arraigned before a magistrates’ court back in 2020
A source speaking to the news publication noted that the escapees who are suspected herdsmen broke out of the facility in the early hours of Thursday, July 8.
The escapees who are yet to be found were initially arrested and arraigned before a magistrates’ court in Barakin Ladi local government area in 2020, The Nation added.
Geoffrey Longdien, the spokesman of the Plateau state command of the correctional centre confirmed the incident.
While noting that the four inmates escaped from the correctional centre in the early hours of Thursday, Longdien added that the investigation is ongoing.
Security agents foil attempted jailbreak in Kano prison facility
The incident occurred when the inmates numbering about 150 staged a protest that officials should allow them to consume illicit drugs and use other items such as handset smuggled into the facility by yet-to-be-identified persons.
The inmates were reportedly protesting the poor quality of food they were served for iftar (Muslim breaking of fast), despite a befitting arrangement put in place by a popular philanthropist.
House of Reps to investigate continuous jailbreaks in Nigeria
In another development, The House of Representatives has raised concerns about the incessant jailbreaks in the country.
The lawmakers on Thursday, April 22, decided to investigate the issue, noting that such occurrences fuel the insecurity in the country.
The decision of the House was prompted by a motion raised by Hon Chudy Momah during plenary.