Reports of an attempted jailbreak at the Bauchi Central Prisons have been refuted by NPS.
The information was contained in a statement issued by the command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Adam Jibrin, on Sunday, October 16, in Bauchi.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that NPS insists that no such incident ever occurred.
“While we express our dismay at the unprecedented anxiety the purported jail-break has generated in many quarters, the Nigeria Prisons Service wishes to inform the general public that the story is unfounded.
“There was neither such incident in Bauchi Central Prison, nor indeed any other prison within Bauchi state.
“We assure the general public that the Nigeria Prisons Service will always do all within its statutory mandate to ensure the safe custody and reformation of inmates under its care,” it said.
News reports reveal that the last jailbreak recorded at the Bauchi Central Prisons was in 2010.