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Regional News of Thursday, 28 October 2021


You have nowhere to hide, we will fish you out - FG to inmate escapees

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The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola has vowed to fish out all the inmates who escaped from the Abolongo custodial centre in Oyo state.

According to reports, the inmates escaped after unknown gunmen stormed the correctional facility and attacked the building on Friday, October 22.

Following this incident, the Nigerian Correctional Service on Wednesday, October 27, released some names and images of 122 escaped inmates.

The minister mentioned that 446 out of 907 escapees in the Abolongo correctional centre in Oyo state have been rearrested.

"As at the last count, 446 of the escapees have been recaptured, leaving 392 still at large. We want to assure Nigerians that the service has an updated database of the escapees which includes their biometrics. We are sharing the database with all security agencies in the country including Interpol, so those who escape our recapture efforts can be nabbed," the Minister stated.

“To those on the run, be assured you have nowhere to hide. You can run, but you can’t hide. We’ll fish you out! We are publishing details of those who escaped in the mass media so the public can assist in that effort." he said.