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NDLEA operatives arrest one of escape terrorists from Kuje prison in Abuja

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Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have arrested one of the wanted terror suspects who escaped from the Medium Security Correctional Centre, Kuje in Abuja.

The facility was attacked by suspected Boko Haram last week while hundreds of detained terrorists were set free.

The Director of Media and Advocacy at the NDLEA, Femi Babafemi, confirmed this in a statement on Monday and identified the suspect as Suleiman Sidi.

The arrested suspect hailed from Borno State in the northeast region of the country.

Although the pictures are the same, the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) had while declaring the suspect alongside 68 others wanted, identified him as Suleiman Idi.

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“The fleeing suspect, Suleiman Sidi, was arrested in the early hours of Monday July 11 at Area 1 Motor Park in the Federal Capital Territory while attempting to board a commercial vehicle to Maiduguri, Borno State,” said Babafemi.

“When he was searched, three wraps of cannabis sativa were found on him. During a preliminary interview, the wanted terror suspect confirmed he was remanded at the Kuje correctional centre for terrorism and robbery charges, adding that he was indeed one of the inmates who escaped from the facility last Tuesday.

“While commending the officers and men of the FCT Command of the Agency for the arrest and their vigilance, Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the NDLEA, Mohamed Buba Marwa has directed that the wanted suspect should be immediately handed over to the Nigerian Correctional Service, NCoS.”

Suleiman’s arrest came three days after another suspected terrorist who fled the correctional facility, Hassan Hassan, was recaptured in Nasarawa State.

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