Suleja Jailbreak: Kwara Police Beef Up Security

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Following the jailbreak at Suleja Medium Custodial Centre in the neighbouring Niger State, the Kwara State Police Command said it has placed its officers and men on high alert.
The Command, in a statement signed by its spokesperson, Toun Ejire-Adeyemi, and made available to journalists in Ilorin on Sunday, assured residents of the state of vigilance and protection.
“On the 24th of April, 2024; there was a heavy rainstorm which occurred at night and inflicted an extensive damage on the Medium Security Custodial Centre in Suleja, Niger State, leading to the escape of 118 inmates. The breach in the perimeter fence caused by the downpour facilitated the escape, as reported by the NPRO for the Nigeria Correctional Service, ACC Abubakar Umar.
“In response to this incident, the Nigerian Correctional Service promptly activated its recapturing protocols and so far has successfully recovered 13 of the escaped inmates. Collaborative efforts with other security agencies are ongoing to recapture the 105 fleeing inmates on the run.
“As a neighboring state, the Kwara state police is fully aware of the security implications of such incident, the commissioner of Police, Victor Olaiya assures that the command is on high alert and is working closely with the relevant agencies to ensure the safety and security of our state,” Ejire-Adeyemi stated.
She added that the police commissioner reassured the public that adequate measures have been put in place to prevent any attempt by the fleeing inmates to enter or cause harm within the state.
She said patrols have been intensified along the border areas, and surveillance has been increased in vulnerable locations.
“We urge all citizens to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities to the nearest security agency. Together, we can maintain peace and security in our communities.
“The Kwara State Police Command remains committed to its mandate of protecting lives and property and assures the citizens of its readiness to respond swiftly to any security challenges,” she added.


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