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NDLEA arrests escapee from Kuje correctional centre

Sidi was arrested at Area 1 motor park, Abuja with 3 wraps of cannabis sativa while attempting to board a commercial vehicle to Maiduguri, Borno state. Photo: Nosa Aituamen

The NDLEA says it has arrested one of the wanted terror suspects who escaped from the Medium Security Correctional Centre, Kuje, Abuja following an attack on the facility by insurgents last week.

The fleeing terror 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, according to a statement by NDLEA Spokesman for the NDLEA, Femi Babafemi in a statement on Monday.

He said when searched, three wraps of cannabis sativa were found on the suspect.

During preliminary interview, according to the spokesperson, the suspect confirmed he was remanded at the Kuje Correctional Centre on terrorism and robbery charges, and that he escaped last week Tuesday.

Last week Tuesday, the Ministry of Interior confirmed that over 600 inmates escaped from the Kuje correctional centre following an attack by terrorist on the facility.

Reporting by Nosa Aituamen; editing by Muzha Kucha