Police Arrest Suspected Kuje Prison Escapee in Top Northern State

Police Arrest Suspected Kuje Prison Escapee in Top Northern State

  • The Nigerian police have made a significant progress regarding the pinning down of escaped prison inmates at the Kuje correctional centre in Abuja
  • This is as the Kano state police command rearrested one Abubakar Mohammed Sadiq believed to be a suspected escapee from the Kuje prison break
  • The Force confirmed this development on Friday through a statement made available by its spokesperson, SP Abdullahi Kiyawa

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The Kano state police command, on Friday, October 7, confirmed that it had arrested one Abubakar Mohammed Sadiq believed to be a suspected escapee from Kuje prison break in the state, The Punch reported.

In a statement made available on Friday by the spokesman of the police command, SP Abdullahi Kiyawa, said the suspect was arrested at Rangaza Quarters, Ungogo Local Government Area of Kano state.

The police command in Kano, Abubakar Muhammad Sadiq, the Kuje Correctional Centre
Police arrest Abubakar Mohammed Sadiq suspected to have escaped from Kuje prison in Abuja during the recent jailbreak. Photo credit: Buhari Sallau.
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How Abubakar Muhammad Sadiq was arrested

Kiyawa noted that the 25-year-old Sadiq, of Badarawa Quarters, Kaduna North Local Government in Kaduna state, was arrested on September 23 at about 6:00 pm, based on credible information, coupled with sustained intelligence gathering.

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Police released further details

According to the statement, Sadiq was nabbed by a team of Operation Restore Peace, attached to the Command’s Criminal Investigation Department (CCID), Daily Trust added.

Meanwhile, the state commissioner of Police, Abubakar Lawan, directed that the suspected escapee be handed over to the Nigeria Correctional Service, Kano State Command.

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Family members of those abducted from the Kaduna train on March 28 have besieged the federal ministry of transportation office in Abuja.

The protesters were at the ministry to demand the immediate rescue of their loved ones who have been held by terrorists for over 100 days.

According to one of the relatives of the victims, some soldiers of the Nigerian military prevented them from paying ransom for the release of their loved ones.

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A security expert in Nigeria had earlier said that the growing attacks on key places and soft targets by terrorists are not surprising.

Senator Iroegbu said that the implication of the attack at the Kuje prison facility is a red flag and a pointer that the Federal Capital Territory may be a city under siege.

The expert said there is a need for punitive measures to be meted out to security personnel and agencies that jeopardise the effort to end terrorist activities in Nigeria.

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