The Plateau State Police Command on Monday, said it has arrested eight inmates who escaped from the correctional centre in Jos after Sunday’s attack on the facility by gunmen.
Spokesman for the force in the state, Ubah Ogaba, stated this in a statement.
According to him, seven of the inmates were rearrested while one voluntarily surrendered himself.
Recall that on Sunday, gunmen had invaded the facility and as a result, many inmates escaped.
Ogaba said the police took action and began an operation in search of the escaped inmates.
“Yesterday, at about 5:20 p.m the medium-security custodial centre in Jos came under attack by yet-to-be identified gunmen,” the PPRO said.
“Immediately we received the report, the Commissioner of Police in the State, CP Bartholomew Onyeka, who led reinforcement to the scene, directed that the entire centre be cordoned.
“The CP also ordered immediate stop and search and seven inmates who escaped were re-arrested by the police and are in custody.
“One of them voluntarily surrendered himself to the police.”
Ogaba said police officers and other security personnel are currently on the ground to forestall any attacks.
The spokesman said he will provide more information in the search of other escaped inmates.