48 hours after, 35 out of 210 Minna Prison escapees nabbed

48 hours after, 35 out of 210 Minna Prison escapees nabbed

48 hours after the the brazen prison break from the Minna Medium Security Prison that led to the loss of two lives – a prison staff and a motorcyclist – only 35, representing 17% of 210 escapees, have been recaptured, according to Interior Minister, General Abdulrahman Dambazzau.

On a visit on Monday, the minister admitted security lapses in the prison, a subtle indication of disciplinary measures against those who allowed these.

He also took a macro-view admitting other
“security gaps to be addressed in the prisons such as manpower, decongestion amongst others.”

Dambazzau also announced that the Federal Government is building a 3000-capacity prison in each of the six geopolitical zones and take on 6000 fresh hands.

On the visit, host State Governor,
Sani-Bello appealled to public servants to take their jobs seriously. “Niger State Government will collaborate with the Federal Government to improve infrastructure of prisons across the state.”

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