Two inmates who escaped from the Kuje correctional centre in 2022 have been arrested by the Adamawa police command.

Spokesperson of the Adamawa Police Command Suleiman Nguroje said the names of the two escapees are Atiku Ibrahim and Adamu Ibrahim.

He said they were arrested by the police crack squad on May 19.

In July 2022, gunmen attacked the Kuje correctional centre, which led to the escape of many prisoners, including Boko Haram suspects.

A few of the escapees have been re-arrested in different parts of the country.


“The escaped suspects were arrested for cattle rustling and other nefarious activities,” he said.

“During interrogation, they confessed to have been in Kuje correctional custody since 2021, following allegations of arms dealing against them.

“They also confessed to have escaped to Adamawa, until their arrest.

“They further stated that they were awaiting trial in Kuje in a case of arms dealing and unlawful possession of firearms.”

Nguroje added that Afolabi Babatola, the commissioner of police, directed that the escapees be handed over to the Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS) in the state.



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