Daily Trust (Abuja)

Nigeria: Group Claims SARS Attack As Police Recapture Fugitive

The police headquarters in Abuja yesterday said another detainee who escaped after gunmen attacked the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) dentition centre in Abuja Monday morning has been recaptured.

The attack which was launched by large number of gunmen led to the killing of two police guards while 30 detainees were freed. Police have re-arrested 25.

Meanwhile, a group which called itself Ansar, yesterday in a statement claimed responsibility for the attack. Police spokesman Frank Mba said yesterday that one other fleeing suspect was re-captured by the police last night.

However, Ansar, in a statement yesterday, said the attack was a successful and that 37 of their detained members were freed. When contacted to react on the claim by Ansar, Mba said the police haven't received the group's statement saying as soon as the statement is made available to the police, it will be studied.

However, Police Affairs Minister Caleb Olubolade visited the centre yesterday and directed the police to install security cameras at detention center.

Ads by Google

Copyright © 2012 Daily Trust. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.