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 The Nigerian Correctional Service has set up a special security team to strengthen the security around Custodial centers across the country This is contained in a statement issued by the Service Public Relations Officer SPRO Mr Francis Enobore on Sunday in Abuja The Controller General NCOs Mr Haliru Nababa made this known after a meeting with the Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC Mr Abubakar Audi and the Acting Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service NIS Mr Idris Jere Nababa said that the meeting was centered on strengthening intelligence gathering and sharing of same among security operatives to nip attacks in the bud He recalled that the Minister of Interior Mr Rauf Aregbesola had on Dec 9 during the ministerial retreat held in Ilorin Kwara directed security agencies under the Ministry of Interior to work together as a family in the area of intelligence gathering sharing and physical confrontation with jail attackers He described the perpetrators as common enemies whose main agenda was to challenge the authority and test the might of the Federal government therefore must not be allowed to live to tell their story He said that the synergy would also include immediate inauguration of a Joint Taskforce of armed personnel comprising the three arm bearing agencies under the Ministry of Interior He also said that the task force was expected to combine with the officers and men of the Nigerian Armed forces and the Nigeria Police Force that were already deployed to support corrections armed squad in guarding custodial centres Responding Audi lauded the initiative and promised to task all State Commandants of his Service to gear up for the onerous task Audi said that this would include protecting custodial centres that were now designated as critical national infrastructure being the last agency in the actualisation of criminal justice dispensation in Nigeria He also called for regular meetings and more investment in intelligence gathering that would help forestall armed invasion of facilities and other criminal activities in the future Also contributing Jere noted that the NIS was poised to activate the data of escapees in all the entry and exit points that were manned by his personnel in other to strengthen the recapture process already initiated Jere commended the CGC for vigorously pursuing the deployment of technology which sooner than later would replace the present operational system and among other things make escapes jail attacks difficult nbsp He further stressed the importance of organising a common front to challenge the misguided activities of armed criminals and expressed confidence that they would be conquered in no distant time In a related development the Controller General on Thursday 16 visited the Director General National Identity Management Commission NIMC Mr Aliyu Abubakar to finalise the process of red flagging fleeing inmates Nababa said that it would be through the harmonisation and sharing of inmates data already captured by NIMC in an online transactions The News Agency of Nigeria NAN reports that Custodial Centres in Nigeria have since October 2020 witnessed six attacks in different parts of the country
Jailbreak: NCoS sets up special security team for custodial facilities

Correctional Service

The Nigerian Correctional Service has set up a special security team to strengthen the security around Custodial centers across the country.

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Service Public Relations Officer

This is contained in a statement issued by the Service Public Relations Officer (SPRO) Mr. Francis Enobore on Sunday in Abuja.

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Controller General

The Controller General, NCOs, Mr Haliru Nababa made this known after a meeting with the Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Mr. Abubakar Audi, and the Acting Comptroller General, of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Mr Idris Jere.

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Nababa said that the meeting was centered on strengthening intelligence gathering and sharing of same among security operatives to nip attacks in the bud.

Minister of Interior

He recalled that the Minister of Interior, Mr Rauf Aregbesola had on Dec. 9 during the ministerial retreat held in Ilorin, Kwara, directed security agencies under the Ministry of Interior to work together as a family in the area of intelligence gathering, sharing and physical confrontation with jail attackers.

He described the perpetrators as common enemies whose main agenda was to challenge the authority and test the might of the Federal government therefore, must not be allowed to live to tell their story

Joint Taskforce

He said that the synergy would also include immediate inauguration of a Joint Taskforce of armed personnel comprising the three arm bearing agencies under the Ministry of Interior.

Nigerian Armed

He also said that the task force was expected to combine with the officers and men of the Nigerian Armed forces and the Nigeria Police Force that were already deployed to support corrections armed squad in guarding custodial centres.

State Commandants

Responding, Audi, lauded the initiative and promised to task all State Commandants of his Service to gear up for the onerous task.

Audi said that this would include protecting custodial centres that were now designated as critical national infrastructure being the last agency in the actualisation of criminal justice dispensation in Nigeria.
He also called for regular meetings and more investment in intelligence gathering that would help forestall armed invasion of facilities and other criminal activities in the future.

Also contributing, Jere, noted that the NIS was poised to activate the data of escapees in all the entry and exit points that were manned by his personnel in other to strengthen the recapture process already initiated.

Jere commended the CGC for vigorously pursuing the deployment of technology which, sooner than later, would replace the present operational system and among other things, make escapes/jail attacks difficult.

 

He further stressed the importance of organising a common front to challenge the misguided activities of armed criminals and expressed confidence that they would be conquered in no distant time.

Controller General

In a related development, the Controller General on Thursday, 16 visited the Director General, National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) Mr Aliyu Abubakar to finalise the process of red-flagging fleeing inmates.
Nababa said that it would be through the harmonisation and sharing of inmates data already captured by NIMC, in an online transactions.

News Agency of Nigeria

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Custodial Centres in Nigeria have since October 2020, witnessed six attacks in different parts of the country.

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