Adamawa prison attack: 20 freed inmates return- official

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The prison comptroller did not provide further details.

No fewer than 20 out of the 127 inmates freed during last week’s attack on Ganye Prison in Adamawa, have returned.

Gunmen attacked about 17 places, including the prison in Ganye, headquarters of Ganye Local Government, set free 127 prisoners, and killed the senior officer in charge of the prison, Assistant Controller Baba Musa.

Confirming the return of the prisoners on Saturday in Yola, the Adamawa Controller of Prisons, Andrew Barka, who did not give details, said some of the prisoners were re-arrested while some returned on their own.

Mr. Barka said that “the inmates are returning and so far more than 20 are back. Some were re-arrested while some returned on their own.”

Also giving update on the incident, the Chairman of Ganye Local Government, Mohammed Farouk, said normalcy had returned to the town and business activities had resumed in full.

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