The information was contained in a statement issued by the command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Adam Jibrin, on Sunday, October 16, in Bauchi.
According to NPS, 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.
NPS denies reports of attempted jail break at central prison in Bauchi
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