FG Will Fish Out Criminals, Boost Security Around Custodial Centres - Rauf Aregbesola Says
Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has said that the Federal Government will leave no stone unturned in fishing out the criminals who attacked law enforcement agencies in Imo State last Monday, while also promising to further secure Custodial facilities across the country.
Aregbesola stated this when he inspected the Nigeria Correctional Service, NCoS, Owerri Custodial Centre which was attacked by unknown gunmen who forcefully released a total of 1,844 inmates in custody.
“The Federal Government will react correctly by using going after those criminals and cause them to to stand the whole wrath of the regulation. We will leave no stone unturned in fishing them out.
“Make no mistake, they'll be hunted to the ends of the earth. They can best run, but they cannot hide. We shall convey them to justice, or within the alternative, take justice to them,” Ogbeni Aregbesola fumed.
The Minister turned into observed to the centre by way of the Acting Controller General of the Nigeria Correctional Service, Mr. John Mrabure and different head of security companies within the kingdom. The Minister who additionally visited the Command Headquarters of the Service said that extra safety can be supplied for all custodial centres any more, for the protection of employees and inmates and protection of the facilities.
In his quick declaration titled, ‘the Criminals will be added to justice’, the Minister commiserate with the authorities and those of Imo State and Imo State Commissioner of Police at the unhappy and unlucky traits. Recall the gunmen has also sacked the Command Headquarters of the Nigeria Police Force, which is a stone throw distance from the NCoS headquarters at some stage in the early morning assault.
“During the #ENDSARS riots of past due closing yr, there were coordinated attacks on custodial centres in Edo State, even as an unsuccessful strive changed into made in Lagos. Thus, a sample of syndicated assaults on custodial centres is emerging.
“From the initial file at the assaults, it is the worst of such ever witnessed in dwelling memory. Unprovoked assaults on the establishments of kingdom, particularly the regulation enforcement institutions are not anything brief of a statement of battle on the Nigerian kingdom and her human beings.
“Attacking police headquarters ought to simplest have been intentioned to cripple the Nigerian state and forestall it from its duty of shielding the lives and property of the human beings. While the attack on a custodial centre and forcible releasing of inmates became meant to imperil law abiding citizen with possible harm that could come to them from hardened criminals on the loose.
“These acts therefore are able to unleashing anarchy and gravely imperil the lives and property of the Nigerian human beings. The perpetrators are surely the enemies of the human beings and ought to be dealt with as such.
The Minister suggested all escaped inmates to voluntarily return to custody. Those who heed this name might be given amnesty on the possible consequences of escaping from lawful custody.
He additionally entreated all correctional officials to be vigilant and take the safety of the facilities and the inmates critically, greater than ever before while assuring the human beings of Imo State, and indeed all Nigerians, of the commitment of the Federal Government to the protection of lives and property and preservation of regulation and order.
Ogbeni Aregbesola also known as on citizens with beneficial records on the perpetrators of the dastardly acts and escaped inmates to tell the closest regulation enforcement business enterprise publish nearest them.[NewsNaira]