Following the invasion of Kuje Prison by terrorists, Ghana Immigration Service has ordered its personnel to be alert and put in place strict measures to prevent fleeing inmates from entering the West-African country.
Recall that terrorists attacked the Kuje Medium Custodial Centre in Abuja on Tuesday, July 5, and freed 879 inmates including those linked with terrorism. 443 had so far been recaptured.
On Friday, the Nigerian Correctional Service released the names and images of 69 fleeing inmates with terrorism cases.
In a leaked memo dated July 8 and signed on behalf of the Comptroller-General by Laud Affrifah, the Ghana Immigration Service stated that it was likely the escapees would attempt to enter Ghana.
It partly read, “It is believed that the Jihadist group Boko Haram are 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.”