Suspected herdsmen escape from prison for the 2ND time in Jos .


Four inmates of Jos Correction Centre in Plateau State suspected to be herdsmen have escaped from the prison and are yet to be found.

Tribune Online learnt that the inmates were arrested and arraigned before a magistrates’ court in Barakin Ladi Local Government Area of the state last year.

It was gathered that some herdsmen then stormed the court and overpowered the men of Correctional Service who brought them to court and set them free. They were however later rearrested by a combined team of security agencies.

However, a source at the Correctional Centre told Tribune Online that the same four suspected herdsmen escaped again in the early hours of Thursday.

Mr Samuel Aguda, the Controller- in-Charge of the command, confirmed the development to newsmen on Friday in Jos. He attributed the development to negligence on the part of personnel on duty.

“When I came to the scene, I realised that it is either that they duplicated the key to the cell or there was serious negligence on the part of personnel on duty. The inmates escaped through the fence,” he added.

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