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Oyo jailbreak: 446 escapees re-captured – Aregbesola



The Minister of Inside, Rauf Aregbesola has promised to recapture all inmates who escaped from the Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS) Custodial Centre, Abolongo, Oyo State.

A press release by the Media Adviser to the Minister, Mr Sola Fasure, said that Aregbesola made the promise whereas on an inspection go to to the power on Sunday in Oyo.

Recall that numerous closely armed gunmen attacked the Abolongo Custodial Centre at about 10 p.m. on Saturday, throughout which a number of inmates escaped.

The minister said that 446 out of 907 escapees had already been re-captured, whereas 69 remained within the facility.

Aregbesola assured Nigerians that the Federal Authorities would pursue not simply those that attacked the power, however those that escaped lawful custody.

“The assault was unconscionable. I commend officers of the service and different members of sister safety businesses who offered perimeter safety for our facility for combating gallantly and holding the fort earlier than the attackers had been capable of acquire entry to the awaiting trial part of the power.

“Nevertheless, those that escaped are already being pursued. Some have been re-arrested, many extra will nonetheless be captured,” the minister added.


“As on the final rely, 446 of the escapees have been re-captured, leaving 392 nonetheless at massive.

“We wish to guarantee Nigerians that the service has an up to date database of the escapees which embrace their biometrics.

“We’re sharing the database with all safety businesses within the nation, together with the Interpol, so those that escaped our re-capture efforts will be nabbed.

“To these on the run, be assured you may have nowhere to cover. You’ll be able to run, however you may’t cover. We’ll fish you out.

“We’re publishing particulars of those that escaped within the mass media so the general public can help in that effort,” he harassed.

On the trouble to rebuild the broken parts of the power, the minister mentioned that he had directed the NCoS to right away start remediation work.

“I’ve instructed the C-G of NCoS to right away start the reconstruction of the broken components of the constructing. We hope to make the power higher secured and extra liveable for the inmates,” he added.

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