Another inmate who escaped from the Medium Security Correctional Centre, in Abuja following an attack on the facility by terrorists, has been arrested by police operatives in Kaduna State.
The escapee, Ali Shu’aibu, 60, hails from Kano State. He was at a location in Kaduna on Sunday while he was on transit to Kano.
Of the hundreds of inmates that fled the correctional centre last month, Shu’aibu is the latest to be recaptured.
The arrest of the escapee was confirmed in a statement on Monday by Mohammed Jalige, the Public Relations Officer in Kaduna Police Command.
According to Jalige, preliminary investigation revealed that he was part of the inmates who escaped during the attack on the correctional centre in the nation’s capital.
The state police spokesman said that the Commissioner of Police in the state, Yekini Ayoku, has directed that necessary protocols be carried out before handing the suspect over to the Nigerian Correctional Service for proper placement.
The police commissioner urged officers not to relent in their effort to effectively tackle all forms of crimes and criminality in all critical areas of the state.