21 inmates, who escaped from the Jos custodial centre in Plateau State due to a gunmen attack in the facility, have been arrested by The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS).
Geoffrey Longdiem, the spokesperson for the command disclosed this on Tuesday, adding that two escapees were brought back to the custodial centre by their mother.
“As of today, we have recaptured 21 of the inmates who escaped during the last attack at our custodial centre in Jos,” Mr Longdiem said.
Gunmen invaded the custodial centre on November 28, killed a personnel of the NCoS and nine inmates, while 252 inmates escaped during the invasion.
Deputy Controller General of NCoS in charge of Operations, Mohammed Tukur, blamed the attack on the paucity of modern equipment and other gadgets.
Mr Longdiem said that the service was, in collaboration with other security agencies, working assiduously to arrest the remaining inmates