Ghana Immigration Service On The Lookout For Nigerian Prison Escapees
Ghana is on a high alert following a major jail-break in Nigeria by suspected Boko Haram members. Nigeria recorded a jailbreak at the KUJE MAXIMUM SECURITY PRISON IN ABUJA on Wednesday night, 6th July 2022.
According a memo copied to all commanders of the Ghana Immigration Service, at least 443 including about 64 sentenced Boko Haram terrorists out of 879 inmates who escaped are still on the run. The MEMO added that “It is believed that the Jihadists group Boko Haram are behind the attack which saw the use of high-end explosives and guns”.
The Ghana Immigration Service however believes most of the escapees are likely to make attempts to enter Ghana through both approved and unapproved route considering the current migration trends of Nigerians in the sub-region.
Service Commanders at the various points of entries have thus been directed to institute stringent measures and intensify patrols to deter and intercept all escapees who’ll attempt to infiltrate the country.
Generally, prison breaks in Nigeria have so far resulted in the escape of over 7,000 prisoners since 2015, with over over 5,000 recorded in just one year-2020.