Prison break: Immigration on high alert over invasion of Ghana border by 1,800 Nigerian prisoners

Prison break: Immigration on high alert over invasion of Ghana border by 1,800 Nigerian prisoners

- Ghana’s borders is on alert over a prison break in Nigeria

- Ghana Immigration officials have been ordered to ensure the criminals don’t get to Ghana

- About 1800 prisoners escaped jail at Owerri Prison after gunmen attacked with explosives

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The Ghana Immigration Service has alerted customs officials of a possible invasion of Ghana’s borders by about 1800 Nigerian prisoners who broke jail over the weekend.

Prison break: Immigration on high alert over invasion of Ghana border by 1,800 Nigerian prisoners
Prison break: Immigration on high alert over invasion of Ghana border by 1,800 Nigerian prisoners
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Media reports from Nigeria indicates that the jail break happened when gunmen attacked the Owerri Prison with explosives and later setting the police station ablaze.

Prison break: Immigration on high alert over invasion of Ghana border by 1,800 Nigerian prisoners
Prison break: Immigration on high alert over invasion of Ghana border by 1,800 Nigerian prisoners (Photo: Associated Press)
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Efforts are being made by the Owerri Police to re-arrest these prisoners. In the meantime, the Ghana Immigration is on alert over a possible entry by these prisoners to Ghana.

“ I am directed to bring the incident to the attention of all controls. You are to inform officers and men under your command to take note and be on high security alert to prevent the entry of these criminal escapees to Ghana,” the Comptroller-General of the Ghana Immigration Service, Laud Affrifah, stated in a wireless message.

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During the grisly 1994 genocide in Rwanda, General Anyidoho led a Ghanaian contingent deployed to serve in the United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda (UNAMIR) under Canadian General Roméo Dallaire.

The escalation of the genocide in the East African nation called for the peacekeeping troops to be evacuated from the country.

General Anyidoho, however, was one of the few foreign peacekeeping troops who consciously refused to abandon Rwandans to their fate in defiance of the Security Council order to evacuate.

In a Facebook post, a former deputy editor for Focus on Africa at the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), Ben Dostei Malor recalled that in 2014, during a speech in Accra, Rwandan President Paul Kagame paid tribute to the valour, humanity, and leadership of General Anyidoho and the valiant Ghanaian peacekeepers he commanded to stay on to save lives.

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