Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said the release of prisoners at the Imo custodial centre is an attack on and danger to the well-being and welfare of citizens in the state.
Osinbajo stated this to journalists on Tuesday after the Custodian Centre and Police Headquarters, both in Owerri, the Imo state capital, which were attacked by gunmen on Monday.
The vice president condemned the attacks on both law enforcement facilities, describing it as cowardly.
He said: “This incident is cowardly. Any attack on institutions of law and order is an attack on the well being of the citizens.
“When you attack institutions of law and order, it is evident that it is not just an attack on justice, it is an attack on the welfare and well-being of the people, especially when you free prisoners, persons who are dangerous, dangerous to our people. This is definitely bad. This is indeed condemnable.”
The Vice President disclosed that the Federal Government is adopting measures to stop further attacks on security formations in the state and across the country in general.
“Government has already taken steps to enhance security here at the correctional facility in the state and nationally and that is a continuing process,” he said.
The yet-to-be-identified gunmen had freed 1884 inmates and suspects at the command headquarters and burnt no fewer than 50 vehicles in an attack on Monday morning.