Published on Jun 13, 2018 Greenbarge Reporters
The Nigeria Prisons has confirmed that 149 inmates are still missing after jailbreak at Minna Medium Security Prison in Tunga area of Minna metropolis on June 3.
Spokesman of the Nigeria Prison Service (NPS), Francis Enobore, told news men that all efforts are being put in place to arrest the remaining 149 escapees.
“Presently, security has been beefed up within and outside prison facility even as the ongoing investigation into the matter is comprehensive and will soon be ready for appropriate action.
“We are walking round the clock to recapture the remaining inmates but as at today six more escapees have been recaptured. In total they are now 61 out of the initial 210.
“A lot of development is ongoing in the prison service which will enable us further solve the issue of jailbreaks among other things.
“The Federal Government has realized the important role the Nigeria Prisons Service (NPS), is doing in keeping offenders out of circulation so that social economic activities can be going on smoothly.
“Our budgetary allocations have increased. If you see the infrastructure going on now in different prison locations across the country they are modest type of prison.
“There is a proposal now to have a three thousand capacity prison. One in each of the six geo-political zones across the country. That of North-West have started and some of them have reached 50 percent completion.
“We are going to have court, school, outdoor and indoor training and vocational section among other facilities. It will be a standard prison.”
Sep 03, 2015