Why terrorists couldn’t escape when SARS was attacked – Police

Channels Television  
Updated November 27, 2012

The police on Tuesday gave details of the possible reasons why suspected terrorists in the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) detention in Abuja could not escaped when the facility was attacked on Monday morning.

Gate of the headquarters of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS)

Speaking as a guest on Channels Television’s programme, Sunrise Daily, the Deputy Public Relations Officer of the Nigerian Police Force, Frank Mba gave an update on the suspects that fled the SARS detention facility saying one of the five suspects have been re-arrested.

“Leaving out there at large just four of the 30 suspects that escaped,” he said.

Mr Mba reiterated that none of the suspects held for terrorism related crimes escaped the facility.

He explained the reasons why the suspected terrorist could not escape the SARS detention.

“The reason is simple, in detention facilities such as SARS detention facilities, the chambers of the detention facilities are compartmentalised. That is to say, certain categories of suspects are held in certain chamber while the other categorise of suspects could also be held in other chambers. That is the plausible explanation for the fact that the bulk of the suspects that escaped were those who were connected with robbery and other related crimes,” the police PRO said.