The general public relations officer (PRO) of Owerri custodial centre, Imo state, James Maduba, has mentioned 36 inmates who escaped throughout Monday’s jailbreak are actually again in custody.
On Monday, the correctional centre and a police command had been attacked by gunmen at midnight.
The Nigerian Correctional Service has mentioned 1,844 inmates had been let out throughout the assault on its facility.
In a press release, NCS’s spokesman, Francis Enobore, had mentioned the attacker “gained entrance into the yard through the use of explosives to blast the executive block and forcefully launched a complete of 1,844 inmates in custody.”
Enobore defined that as ultimately depend, six inmates voluntarily returned to the ability whereas 35 inmates refused to flee.
He had mentioned: “There have been 1,881 inmates within the correctional centre earlier than the assault and 35 opted to remain behind whereas six had returned voluntarily.”
However talking on Come up TV on Wednesday, Maduba mentioned one other 36 inmates had been rearrested whereas others returned willingly.
He mentioned, “We had about 1,881 inmates earlier than the strike and on that very day. Now we’ve about 78 right here. Some returned voluntarily, some had been recaptured. For now, we’ve 78 inmates.”
Maduba additionally mentioned efforts had been being made to efficiently repel future assaults.
“Recollect that the minister was right here yesterday and the comptroller-general of corrections, we’re placing heads collectively to make extra efforts to fortify the place to make it possible for such a factor doesn’t repeat itself,” he added.
The Nigerian authorities had on Tuesday vowed to search out all inmates who escaped throughout the Owerri Jail break, saying they can not escape justice.
Minister of Inside, Rauf Aregbesola made the vow when he visited the attacked Owerri Custodial Centre.
“We are going to react appropriately by going after these criminals and making them face the complete wrath of the regulation. We are going to go away no stone unturned in fishing them out. Make no mistake; they are going to be hunted to the top of the earth. They will solely run, however they can not disguise. We will convey them to justice, or within the different, take justice to them,” the minister mentioned.
Aregbesola urged all escaped inmates to voluntarily return to custody and that those that heed this name can be given amnesty on the doable penalties of escaping from lawful custody.