The Federal Government on Thursday disclosed that about 3,906 inmates who escaped during recent attacks on correctional centres are still at large.
The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola made this known during a media briefing organised by the Presidential Communication Media Team in Aso Rock, Abuja.
The Minister said about 4,369 inmates escaped from the centres from 2020 till date, following attacks by unknown gunmen, adding that only 984 had been rearrested.
He expressed hope that the inmates at large would soon be tracked and recaptured, stressing that the biometrics of all custodial inmates in the country had been taken while working with the International Police (INTERPOL).
Aregbesola said: “How long can they continue to run from the state? The state is a patient bird. You can run but you can never hide.
“We have their biometrics. Whenever and wherever they appear to transact any business, their cover will be blown.”(Dailypost)