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Operatives of Kaduna State Police Command have re-arrested a fugitive who recently escaped from Kuje medium security correctional center.

The Police named the suspect, 60-year-old Ali Shuaibu and an indigene of Kano State.

In a statement issued by State Police Spokesperson, DSP Muhammed Jalinge, the suspect was arrested on Sunday at about 7: 30pm while on transit to Kano.

“Sequel to the Commissioner of Police Kaduna Command’s directive to all tactical commanders and Divisional Police Officers (DPOs) to mount purposeful surveillance across all inlets to Kaduna State in response to the recent infamous Kuje Jailbreak as instructed by the Inspector General of Police, IGP Alkali Baba Usman psc(+),fdc, NPM, the Operatives without prejudice to existing crime prevention measures responded effectively which has started yielding a positive result with the arrest of a suspected escapee on the 17th July 2022.

“The suspect, one Ali Shuaibu 60yrs of age and an indigene of Kano State, was apprehended by the Police Operatives at a location in Kaduna, while on transit to Kano based on actionable intelligence.

“The suspect, on preliminary investigation, revealed that he is part of the inmates who escaped during the recent attack on the Kuje medium security correctional center.

“The Commissioner of Police Kaduna Command, CP Yekini A. Ayoku, directed that necessary protocols be carried out before handing the suspect over to the Nigerian Correctional Service for proper placement.”

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