FG To Renew Effort on Reducing Prison Break – Interior Minister
Towards reducing incidences of Jail break in the nation prison,Federal government said the recent decongestion of prison yards in Nigeria Prisons to manageable size is part of the new method adopted.
The Federal government has also set up a Task Force to monitor the prison officer and ensure that they are carrying out the duties diligently in accordance with rule and regulation of prisons services.
The Minister of Interior, Honourable Abah Moro who disclosed while fielding question from Journalists in Lokoja, the Kogi State Capital at weekend shortly after fund raising for Ultra Modern Auditorium at Catholic Cathedral, where he represent the SenatePresident , Senator David Mark at the occasion.
He explained that the spate of jail break in the country is becoming more worrisome in the recent times and stressed that there are challenges in the Jail system in the country as a result of the security Challenges the country is facing now, “But much more fundamentally the jail break is as a result of security challenges we are facing in the country right away. Most of the jailbreak you are talking about now is a result of attack on our prisons occasioned desperately by the hoodlums who attempt to forcefully want to free inmates.”
He also pointed out that some of them are as a result of what he characterized as conspiracy on the part of Prison officials, adding that in order to forestall jail break occurrences, the federal government has set up a Task Force to tour all the prisons un announced to ensures that officers are carrying out their duties in line with rules and regulations.
“In addition to that we have taking step to install electronic gadgets to monitor the activities of our prisons. We will ensure that we provide adequate parameter fencing in our prisons and obstacle that will prevent people from attacking our prisons. What we are doing now is to decongest our prisons because the fewer the number of our inmates, the more manageable the prisons,” he posited.