Nigeria To Publish Names, Photos Of Inmates Who Excaped From Ondo, Edo Prisons

Nigeria will publish the names and photos of some prisoners who escaped from two correctional centres in the country after the peaceful #EndSARS protest was allegedly hijacked by hoodlums.

The hoodlums had attacked a correctional centre in Edo State early last week setting free hundreds of inmates. In reaction, Governor Godwin Obaseki had introduced a 24-hour curfew and given the inmates 48-hour ultimatum to return back to prison.

Yesterday, he extended the ultimatum to October 30th.

Days after the Edo prison break, hoodlums also raided a correctional centre in neighbouring Ondo and set free some prisoners.

Now, the spokesman of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS), Austin Njoku, has said the names of the over 2,000 inmates who escaped from the prisons will be published.

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Austin Njoku said 1,993 inmates broke out of two prisons in Edo, while 58 reportedly escaped from the Ondo correctional facility.

He said that intelligence and security efforts are being mobilized towards recapturing the escaped inmates.

“We are mobilising the people and the press for information because to inject the number of such people into the society is a problem. Imagine over 1,000 criminals injected into society?

“We are mobilising the intelligence agencies, the police and the DSS (Department of State Services). We are publishing their names and pictures very soon,” he said.

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