Arm Amotekun to prevent jail-break, YCE, DAWN task South West
• Say development frightening
• FG enlists INTERPOL to re-arrest fleeing inmates
The Yoruba Council of Elders (YCE) and Development Agenda for Western Nigeria (DAWN) Commission, yesterday, lamented the jail-break at Oyo Town, Oyo State.
Secretary-General of YCE, Dr. Kunle Olajide and DAWN Commission Director-General, Mr. Seye Oyeleye, who spoke with The Guardian in Ibadan, described the attack as shameful and frightening.
The Yoruba elders, therefore, appealed to the South-West governors to strengthen the Western Nigeria Security Network, code-named Amotekun Corps, to strengthen security in the region and prevent a recurrence of the incident.
Olajide said: “It means nobody is safe in this country. “The jail-break and attack by gunmen is frightening. I want to appeal to governors in the South-West region to strengthen Amotekun Corps and collaborate with the Federal Government.”
On his part, Oyeleye said the jail-break had serious implications on the security of the region. He, therefore, urged the Federal Government to invest more in securing the region and the country.
HOWEVER, the Oyo State Commissioner for Women Affairs, Alhaja Kafilat Olayiwola; Mrs. Mutiat Ladoja and a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Board of Trustees, Mrs. Bose Adedibu, yesterday, visited victims of the jail-break incident who were admitted at the University College Hospital (UCH).
Olayiwola, who led the delegation, commiserated with the victims and condemned the perpetrators of the jail-break.
MEANWHILE, the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, has said that the Federal Government has enlisted the service of the INTERPOL to nab fleeing prisoners.
A statement by the minister’s media aide, Sola Fasure, said Aregbesola made the promise while on an inspection visit to the facility on Sunday in Oyo.
The minister assured Nigerians that President Muhammadu Buhari’s regime would pursue not just those who attacked the facility but prisoners who fled. He said he had ordered the reconstruction of the damaged parts of the building to make the facility more secured and habitable.
for the inmates, the CG, Haliru Nababa, noted that the Service had successfully prevented internal jail-break in all the facilities so far.