NDLEA arrests wanted terrorist who fled Kuje prisons

NDLEA arrests wanted terrorist who fled Kuje prisons


One of the wanted terror suspects who escaped from the Medium Security Correctional Centre, Kuje, in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on July 5, has been arrested.

Spokesman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Femi Babafemi, said that the fleeing terror suspect, Suleiman Sidi, was arrested in the early hours of Monday, July 11.

Recall that scores of terrorists had on July 5, launched a daring attack on the facility and bombed their way in, freeing 879 inmates among whom were about 64 who had terror-related charges preferred against them.

Mr Babafemi said that Mr Sidi was arrested at Area 1 motor park, in the FCT while attempting to board a commercial vehicle to Maiduguri, Borno State, according to the News agency of Nigeria (NAN) report.

“When he was searched, three wraps of cannabis sativa were found on him. During preliminary interview, the wanted terror suspect confirmed he was remanded at the Kuje Correctional Centre for terrorism and robbery charges.

“He added that he was indeed one of the inmates who escaped from the facility last Tuesday,” the NDLEA spokesperson said.

In the meantime, Buba Marwa, the NDLEA Chairman, has commended officers of the FCT Command of the agency for the arrest.

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Mr Babafemi quoted Mr Marwa as directing that the arrested fugitive should be immediately handed over to the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS).


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