Aregbesola Orders Correction Officers To Shoot Prison Attackers On Sight


The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola ordered officials of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCOs) to shoot dead anybody attempting to attack any correctional center in the country.

The Minister issued this order on Monday while on an official inspection tour of the Agodi Custodial Centre, Ibadan, adding that officers should make it difficult for anyone trying to penetrate the facility.

According to the minister at a recent Ministerial Press Briefing at Aso Villa, 4,860 inmates have escaped from correctional facilities across the nation between 2020 and 2021.

During the inspection, he said, “The most important thing is the security impregnability of this facility. Make this facility impregnable.

“It is a red zone, a danger zone. Whoever attempts to breach the security here is already dead. He must not live to tell the story. Other people will tell his 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.”

He assured officers that the government was trying its best regarding welfare, and also commended officers of NCOs for not recording any case of COVID-19 in correctional centers.