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General News of Monday, 29 November 2021


NCoS to conduct headcount of escaped inmates over Jos jail break

Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola

The Plateau Command of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) says it is conducting a headcount to know the number of inmates that escaped from the Jos Correctional centre.

The spokesperson for the command, Geoffrey Longdiem, disclosed this on Monday in Jos, following an attack on the facility by gunmen on Sunday.

Gunmen had invaded the prison yard on Sunday evening but were vehemently resisted by the armed personnel of combined security agencies in the state.

Some of the inmates, however, escaped from the facility during the attack.

The police command in the state has arrested eight of the escaped inmates and promised to arrest all others who are still at large.

“We are currently doing a headcount of the inmates. This exercise will enable us to know how many inmates have escaped,” Mr Longdiem said.

There is a heavy presence of armed security personnel around the correctional centre.

Meanwhile, residents of the city are going about their normal businesses, except those who reside around the facility. They are still apprehensive about the situation.

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