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Kuje prison escapee arrested in Kano

Oct 7, 2022

The Kano State Police Command has arrested one of the inmates who escaped from the Kuje Correctional Centre, following an attack on the facility by terrorists.


The 25-year-old suspect, Abubakar Mohammed Sadiq, who hails from Kaduna State, was apprehended in Ungogo Local Government Area of the state. 


Spokesperson of the command, SP Haruna Kiyawa, who disclosed this in a statement on Friday, October 7, 2022, said the escapee has been handed over to Nigeria Correctional Service, Kano State.


“On 23/09/2022 at about 1800hrs, based on credible information and sustained intelligence gathering, a team of Operation Restore Peace attached to the command’s Criminal Investigation Department arrested one Abubakar Mohammed Sadiq, ‘m’, 25 years old of Badarawa Quarters, Kaduna North LGA, Kaduna State, a suspected Kuje Correctional Centre escapee,” the statement read.


“The suspect was arrested at Rangaza Quarters, Ungogo LGA, Kano State. The Commissioner of Police directed that the suspected escapee be handed over to the Nigeria Correctional Service, Kano State Command.


“The Commissioner of Police, CP Abubakar Lawal appreciates the good people of Kano State for their continuous support, encouragement and cooperation.


“He urged residents to continue to pray for the State, and the Nation and report incidents to the nearest Police Station and not take laws into their hands.


“Raids of criminal hideouts and black spots will continue throughout the State as the Command will sustain the tempo in ensuring a peaceful atmosphere in Kano State. In case of emergencies, the command can be contacted via; 08032419754, 08123821575.” 


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