According to reports, the Nigeria Prisons Service, Bauchi State Command on Sunday refuted speculations of attempted jail-break at the Bauchi Central Prisons.
A statement issued by the command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Adam Jibrin, said there was no such incident.
The statement said: “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.”
The last time jail-break was recorded at the Bauchi Central Prisons, was in 2010.