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FG Suspends Niger State Prisons Boss Over Jailbreak

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The Minister of Interior, Abba Moro (pictured) has approved
the suspension of the Comptroller General of the Niger
state Prison Command, Musa Maiyaki, the Officer-in-
Charge of Medium Security Prison Minna- ACP Mohammed
Ibena and all other officers on duty during the jailbreak on
Saturday December 6th in which over 200 prisoners
escaped from the prison
According to a statement by the National Public Relations
Officer, Nigerian Prisons Service, Mr Ope Fatinikun, the
suspension of the officers was based on recommendations
by the new Prison’s Comptroller General, Dr Peter Ekpendu.
The Comptroller General had recommended the immediate
removal and suspension of the officers present at the
Maximum Security prison during the jailbreak pending the
outcome of investigations. The statement stated that the
incident was a jailbreak and not a terrorist attack as was
widely speculated in some quarters. It also stated that 108
of the inmates who escaped have been recaptured and that
a total of 166 is still at large.

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