It was reported that armed robbery and kidnap suspects escaped from custody at the Cross River Police Command headquarters at Diamond Hill, Calabar.
According to a source the incident happened on Sunday night.
The source said, “The station guard and some other officers are being detained.”
The state Police Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Irene Ugbo, confirmed the incident on Monday.
Despite the assumptions that 19 suspects escaped, Ugbo maintained that only three escaped.
She said, “Only three escaped. Two of them were gunned down while one was rearrested.
“The girlfriend of one of the suspects procured the saw which was used to cut the lock before they escaped.”