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FG orders shoot-at-sight at prison attackers

The Federal Government on Monday ordered prisons officers to shoot dead anybody who attempts to attack any prison in the country.

Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola who gave the order while inspecting the facility at the Agodi Custodial Centre in Ibadan said any attack on any prison is an attack on the state and such must never be allowed again.

He said the most important thing is the security impregnability of these facilities. Make these facilities impregnable.

“It is a red zone and a dangerous one. 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.

The Minister further commended the Custodial Centres for not recording any case of COVID-19 in their facilities.

He assured the officers that the government would do its best in ensuring that their welfare is a top priority as a way of ensuring effective service delivery.

Writng by Abdullahi Lamino