The Nigerian Prisons Service (NPS), Bauchi State Command, has described as untrue and unfounded the recent report alleging that the Nigeria Police Force foiled an attempted jail break in Bauchi Centre Prison.
In a statement by its Spokesman, Adam Abubakar Jibrin, the Command said that it was disappointed at the level of anxiety the alleged jail break story had generated in all parts of the state.
The NPS therefore reiterated that, “ the story is unfounded and not true as there was neither such incident in Bauchi Central Prison nor indeed any other prison within Bauchi State Command. All the prisons remain calm and peaceful.”
The Command further assured resident of Bauchi State and indeed the general public that the Nigerian Prisons Service will always do all within its statutory mandate to ensure the safe custody and reformation of inmates under its care.
“While appreciating all the security agencies in the state for their support and commendable working synergy towards fighting crime and maintaining law and order in the state, we wish to advise the media to adhere strictly to journalism ethics by verifying their stories from appropriate authorities before going to press,” the NPS noted.
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