The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, on Monday, gave a new directive to prison officers to not kill to injure but to kill and prison attackers.
Inspecting Agodi Custodial Centre facility in Ibadan, the minister charged the prison officers to take all measures to stop any attempt to attack the prison.
He said: “The most important thing is the security impregnability of this facility. Make this facility impregnable.
“It is a red zone, a 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 recently revealed how 4,860 inmates of the Nigerian correctional centres have escaped facilities between 2020 and 2021 alone following successful jailbreaks in Benin, Owerri, and Oyo, among others.
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