In recent years, Nigerian custodial centers have witnessed a series of jailbreaks that continue to pose serious threats to the myriad of security challenges facing the country.
In these violent attacks, thousands of criminals, including terrorists, kidnappers, bandits, and other high-profile criminals, were freed and returned illegally to society.
Aside from the grave danger, the illegal release of the criminals portends to society, it is now becoming a source of worry and embarrassment to the Nigerian security architecture.
Data compiled by Daily Trust on Sunday reveals that Nigeria has witnessed 10 jailbreaks in five years, leading to the escape of 6,108 inmates from 9 correctional facilities in Ogun, Jos, Ondo, Minna, Kogi, Benin, Owerri, and Kuje.
Based on the data obtained, the most significant incident in Nigeria, and perhaps, beyond Africa, was the attack on the Kuje Medium Custodial Centre, where a total of 442 inmates escaped, including 68 Boko Haram detainees.