Nigeria Releases Names, Faces Of Fleeing Inmates from Historic Jailbreak


The Nigerian Correctional Service has released the names and faces of 36 of the over 1,800 inmates that escaped from its facility in Owerri, Southern Nigeria.

Platform Africa reports that the historic jailbreak happened on Monday, April 5, 2021 during an attack by gunmen who, according to the Police Authority, were suspected members of the proscribed Indigenious Peoples of Biafra(IPOB).

The service released the names and faces on his official twitter handle.


It said: “Faces of persons who escaped from Owerri Custodial Centre, Imo State.
Please note that more photographs of the Escapees on the way and efforts are on to get clear pictures for the black spaces.”

It said efforts were on to release more names and faces of the fleeing inmates for the public to assist in their re-arrest.

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