Security officials in Ghana are on high alert as a result of the prison break of alleged Boko Haram terrorists in Nigeria.
On Wednesday, July 6, 2022, at the Kuje Maximum Security Prison in Abuja, Nigeria, a break-in was reported. According to official reports, at least 443 of the 879 prisoners who fled as a result of the break-in are still at large, the Ghana Immigration Service reported in a memo sent to all of its commands.
“It is believed that the Jihadists 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.”
According to the Ghana Immigration Service, given the sub-current region’s movement patterns of Nigerians, it is anticipated that the majority of those who have escaped will try to enter Ghana via both legal and illegal ways.
The memo obtained by Citi News continued, “In view of the foregoing, I am directed to tell you to impose strict measures at all Points of Entry and strengthen patrols to dissuade and intercept all escapees who will attempt to penetrate the nation.”