June 17, 2024

Kwara police on alert after prison jailbreak in neighbouring Niger

Kwara State police command has put adequate measures in place to checkmate any attempt by the escaped inmates of the Suleija custodial centre in neighbouring Niger State to enter Kwara or cause any harm.

It could be recalled that 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.

A statement by the spokesperson of the Kwara command, DSP, Ejire Adeyemi Toun, in Ilorin on Sunday said “as a neighboring state, the Kwara state police is fully aware of the security implications of such incident.”

She said the Commissioner of Police, Victor Olaiya had assured that the command was on high alert and was working closely with the relevant agencies to ensure the safety and security of the state.

“He reassures the public that adequate measures have been put in place to prevent any attempt by the escaped inmates to enter or cause harm within the state.

“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.

“The command control room is available 24/7 everyday of the week, please call any of the numbers if you notice any suspicious person(s) or movements.

“The numbers are: 07032069501 or 08125275046,” the statement added.

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