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Reps call for upgrade of correctional centres

The House of Representatives has urged the Federal Government to rehabilitate and upgrade Correctional Centres with the latest arms, security electric fences as well as CCTV cameras.

This was sequel to a motion by a member from Jigawa State, Mr Gudaji Kazaure at plenary who expressed concern over rampant cases of attacks on Correctional Centres across the country, leading to jailbreaks.

“Some criminals who escape may become more emboldened to the point of forming terrorists groups that would put the country in jeopardy,” He stated.

Mr Kazaure stressed the need to urgently re-arrest the escaped convicts.

While adopting the motion, the House further called on the Federal Government to take over the payment of electricity bills at Correctional Centres.

It also mandated the committee on appropriation to include the upgrade of Correctional Centres in the 2022 budget.

Reporting by Ibrahim Shehu; editing by Muzha Kucha