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Why Over 1200 Owerri inmates still at large

NCS Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the district, Goodluck Uboegbulam, disclosed to The Guardian at his office, yesterday, that only about 600 of them returned, either voluntarily or through re-arrest.

Out of the 1,844 inmates that escaped from the Nigeria Correctional Services (NCS), Owerri District, following the attack on the facility on April 5 by unknown gunmen, over 1, 200 are still at large.

According to him, officers of NCS have, since the attack, intensified efforts in ensuring that the fleeing inmates return and that the incident did not recur.

He called on the general public to assist in availing useful information that would lead to the re-arrest of the remaining inmates, who, according to him, constitute serious security threats in the society.

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