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LATEST NEWS: How Kuje terror suspect was arrested

LATEST NEWS: How Kuje terror suspect was arrested

Publish date: 2022-07-11 13:46:41 | Author: Deborah Tolu-Kolawole | Source: punchng.com

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, on Monday, confirmed the arrest of one of the wanted terror suspects who escaped during the invasion of the Medium Security Correction Centre in Kuje, Abuja, by terrorists last week.

Over 800 inmates, including all the Boko Haram suspects in custody, were released in an attack for which the Islamic State’s West Africa Province had claimed responsibility.

The PUNCH reports that one of the escapees had earlier been captured by officers of the Nigeria Police Force in Nasarawa State over the weekend.

Confirming the arrest of the suspect, the spokesperson for the NDLEA, Femi Babafemi, noted that the fleeing inmate, Suleiman Sidi, was nabbed at Area 1 motor park in the Federal Capital Territory.

“He was attempting to board a commercial vehicle to Maiduguri, Borno State, when he was arrested. When he was searched, three wraps of cannabis sativa were found on him

“During preliminary interview, the wanted terror suspect confirmed he was remanded at the Kuje Correctional Centre for terrorism and robbery charges, adding that he was indeed one of the inmates who escaped from the facility last Tuesday,” Babafemi said in the statement.

The PUNCH reports that the Nigerian Correctional Service had, after the attack, released the names and pictures of the suspects to enable citizens help in their rearrests.

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