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Shoot to Kill Any Prison Attacker, Minister Orders Prison Officers

Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, on Monday ordered officers of Nigerian Correctional Centres nationwide to shoot dead anybody who attempts to attack any of the correctional centres.

Aregbesola said while inspecting facilities at the Agodi Custodial Centre, Ibadan, all personnel of Custodial Centres must make it impossible for anyone to penetrate the facility because it is a red zone.

Stating that any attack on any Correctional Centre is an attack on the State and such must never be allowed again, the Minister said any attempt to attack correctional centres should be a suicide attempt and perpetrators must not be allowed to live to tell the story.

According to him, “the most important thing is the security impregnability of this facility. Make this facility impregnable. It is a red zone, dangerous zone. Whoever attempts to breach the security here is already dead. He must not live to tell the story. Other people will tell his or her story.

“Any effort to breach our facility is not acceptable. Don’t shoot to injure, shoot to kill. Don’t shoot to disable, shoot to kill. This is a total embodiment of the state to guarantee the security of the people.

“We will do our best regarding your welfare to ensure effective service. I must commend your work for not recording any case of COVID-19 in your facility. But most importantly, you must be effective in preventing the penetration of this facility. You must have the capacity to repel viciously any attempt to penetrate this facility.”

Aregbesola at a recent Ministerial Press Briefing at the Aso Villa, 4,860 inmates of the Nigerian correctional centres have escaped from those facilities between 2020 and 2021 alone following successful jailbreaks in Benin, Owerri, and Oyo, among others.

Also, only 954 of that number have been rearrested. That was before the recent jailbreak at the Jos Medium Security Custodial Centre, which resulted in 9 fatalities and escape of 252 inmates. The 252 on the loose are apart from the 10 rearrested

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