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Aregbesola visits to Kirikiri, says invaders must be killed

Aregbesola visits to Kirikiri, says invaders must be killed

Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has asked the Nigerian Correctional Service NCoS to ensure that those who breach its walls never live to tell their story.

Aregbesola stated this when he paid a surprise visit to the Kirikiri Maximum and Medium Security Custodial Centres in Kirikiri, Apapa, Lagos state.

He advised officers and men of the defence and security forces to remain vigilant to be able to defeat criminal elements terrorizing the country.

“We must acknowledge our servicemen and security agencies, who have sacrificed a lot to make this possible. We must equally charge them to remain eternally vigilant and continuously evolve strategies. And to define these strategies, we have to make decisions based not on fear, but on hard-earned wisdom.

“I have also informed our officers and men here that they must fight to defend our institutions, territory and constitution. It also applies to all others wherever they are posted in Nigeria. The ragtag groups of opportunist must not be allowed to attack our institutions and get away. They must not live to tell the story", Aregbesola stated.

Media Aide to the minister, Mr Sola Fasure who confirmed the visit said Aregbesola directed the management of the Nigerian Correctional Service NCoS to improve its efforts at gathering actionable intelligence which he said is the panacea to solving the problem of incessant Custodial Centres attacks.

“So far, no jail break by inmates has been successful, we have successfully quelled all of them. What we have reoccurring since the #EndSARS protests of October 2020, has been a mass of people attacking our facilities from outside and setting the inmates free.

“However, I have now directed the Controller General of the NCoS to double his efforts on intelligence gathering to fortify and prevent breaches to the Custodial Centres beyond the use of arms and force", he said.

The minister further stated that the country is on its way to totally defeating Boko Haram terrorists and other criminals ravaging the country, stating that many of them have been arrested, especially in the north east.

“Today, a core of the criminal elements and insurgents across the country are on a path to defeat, they have been heavily degraded. Over 61,000 of them are in our custody in the North-East. 

“Our assurance to Nigerians is that we shall rise above these challenges and emerge stronger and more resilient,” the Minister assured.

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