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Adamawa prison attack: Freed 20 inmates return

30 March 2013, 15:36

Yola - 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 development on Saturday in Yola, 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.

Barka told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) 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, Alhaji Mohammed Farouk, said normalcy had returned to the town and business activities had resumed in full.

Farouk said that the council had already compiled its report on the incident, adding that about 17 places were attacked with 26 deaths recorded during the incident.

He said that out of the 26 people killed, 21 had been identified while five were yet to be identified.

NAN reports that apart from the prison and Divisional Police Station, other places attacked by the hoodlums included three courts, state library, immigration office and a bank.

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