The police in Nasarawa State have recaptured one inmate who escaped from Kuje Medium Security Correctional Centre after it was attacked by Boko Haram terrorists.

The Police spokesman in the state, Ramhan Nansel, disclosed this on behalf of Adesina Soyemi, the Commissioner of Police (CP).

According to Nansel, the fugitive was arrested by the police personnel of Keffi Division following intelligence.

“On July 9, 2022 at about 1:30 a.m., one Hassan Hassan ‘M’ whose name and picture was amongst the escapees with Boko Haram/Terrorism Case was recaptured by the Police operatives of the Nasarawa State Police Command at Keffi.


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“The CP has ordered for the transfer of the suspect to a safer location while intensive search for other escapees continues.

“The fugitive will be handed over to the appropriate authority for further action,” stated a statement by the Nasarawa police command on Saturday.

The police commissioner appealed to members of the public to help the police with useful information in case they saw others still on the run. 

No fewer than 64 inmates with links to Boko Haram terrorists are on the run following Tuesday’s attack on the prison located in the nation’s capital, according to Defence Minister Bashir Magashi. 

The federal capital Territory shares borders with four northern states.