Military hands over fleeing inmate to NCoS in Plateau


By Polycarp Auta
Jos, Aug. 19, 2020 The Special Task Force, Operation Safe Haven (OPSH) has handed over Malam Adamu Yusuf, one of the fleeing inmates it arrested to the Plateau Command of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS).
Maj.-Gen. Chukwuemeka Okonkwo, Commander of the task force, represented by its Media Officer, Maj. Ibrahim Shittu, handed over the inmate on Wednesday in Jos.
Naija247news reports that Yusuf was arrested on Tuesday by troops of the operation at an abandoned building at Bisichi village of Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of the state.
NAN recalls that men of OPSH had on July 24, arrested Malam Mohammed Ibrahim, one of fleeing inmate and handed him over to NCoS.
Both Yusuf and Ibrahim were among inmates who escaped on July 23, when gunmen attacked armed personnel of NCoS at the High Court premises in Barkin Ladi
The hoodlums opened fire on the personnel immediately they arrived the court premises with the inmates for trials, a situation that led to the escape of six out of the 10 inmates.
Receiving the apprehended inmate, Mr Samuel Aguda, the Controller of NCoS in the state, lauded the task force for its commitment toward curbing all forms of insecurity in the state.
He further commended troops of the operation for going after the escaped inmates and even arresting two of them.
“This efforts goes to show the cordial relationship among security agencies and their determination to ensure strong synergy in fighting insecurity in Plateau,” he said.

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