Kuje Prison Attack: Ghana Immigration Service On High Alert Against Infiltration

Mary Ugwuanyi

Following the Kuje Prison Attack, the Ghana Immigration Service has ordered its personnel to be on the lookout for escapees who might want to enter the country.

The Ghana Immigration Service has ordered its personnel to be on the look out for escapees of the Kuje Prison, Abuja who might want to enter the country.

Recall that terrorists attacked the Kuje medium-security correctional facility on July 5, and freed several inmates, some of who are linked to terrorism.

The Nigerian Correctional Service had released the names and pictures of the 16 freed inmates with terrorism links.

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In an attempt to prevent the infiltration of terrorists, the Ghana Immigration Service in a memo issued on July 8 and signed by Laud Affrifah, on behalf of the Comptroller-General, asked personnel to institute stringent measures and intensified patrols.  

The memo read, “It is believed that the Jihadist group, Boko Haram, was behind the attack which saw the use of high-end explosives and guns, that freed all 64 Boko Haram linked inmates at the prison and are among the escapees who are still on the run.

“Considering current migration trends of Nigerians within the sub-region, it is likely most of the escapees will attempt to enter Ghana through both approved and unapproved routes.

“In view of the above, I am directed to inform you to institute stringent measures at all Points of Entry and intensify patrols to deter and intercept all escapees who will attempt to infiltrate the country.

“Find attached pictures with names of the escaped Boko Haram suspects. Please treat as urgent.”

Source: SaharaReporters

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