Seven fleeing inmates from the Jos Correctional Centre have been rearrested during a stop-and-search operation by the Police.
One of the inmates who escaped during the attack on the facility on Sunday afternoon has also voluntarily surrendered to the Police.
The Nation had reported that the Correctional Centre in Jos, the capital of Plateau state, came under heavy attack on Sunday around 5:20 pm by suspected bandits who engaged officers in a shoot-out to gain access into the facility.
Plateau Police spokesman, ASP Gabriel Ubah, in a statement on Sunday evening said: “On 28/11/2021 at about 1720hrs, the medium-security custodial centre in Jos came under attack by yet to be identified gunmen where some inmates escaped.
“Upon receipt of the report, the Commissioner of Police Plateau State Command, CP Bartholomew N. Onyeka who led reinforcement to the scene, directed that the entire centre be cordoned.
“The CP also directed immediate stop and search where seven (7) escapees have been re-arrested by the Police and are in Custody while one escapee voluntarily surrendered himself to the Police.
“Based on the prompt response, the situation was brought under control by the superior gunfire of security agencies.
“The CP reaffirmed that the Police and other security agencies are currently on the ground to effectively deprive the hoodlums of the space they desire to perpetrate their evil acts.”