By Aminu Garko
The Police Command in Niger has rearrested one of the Kuje Prison inmates who escaped during the July 5 jailbreak in Abuja.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that scores of terrorists had launched a daring attack on the facility and bombed their way in, releasing 879 inmates including 64 with terror-related charges.
On July 11, the Niger Command rearrested one of the inmates in Suleja.
A statement issued in Minna on Monday by the command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, said its Counter Terrorist Unit (CTU) arrested the inmate in his residence in Minna.
The Commissioner of Police, Mr Monday Bala Kuryas, commended the efforts of the patrol team.
The statement said Kuryas directed that the inmate should be handed back to the custodial centre, which had been complied with.
The CP equally appreciated members of the public for giving useful intelligence to the Police that facilitated the quick arrest of the fleeing fugitive.
The command urged residents to continue to support with reliable information that could aid in apprehending other suspected criminals and to combat crime and criminality in the state.