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Ghana on high alert over jailbreak of suspected Boko Haram members

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Ghana’s security officials are on high alert following the jailbreak of suspected Boko Haram members in Nigeria.

Nigeria recorded a jailbreak at the Kuje Maximum Security Prison in Abuja on Wednesday night, 6th July 2022.

“Official reports indicate at least 443 out of 879 inmates that escaped as a result of the break are still on the run,” a memo the Ghana Immigration Service copied to all of its commands announced.

“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.”

The Ghana Immigration Service said, 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.