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Attacks on custodial centers: Security heads meet

By Tina Abeku, Abuja
10 August 2022   |   7:13 am
Heads of security agencies including the Nigeria Immigration Service, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps and the Commissioner of Police, FCT, have met to step up efforts at protecting custodial centers in the Federal Capital Territory, (FCT).

Nigerian security forces take measures after an attack at Kuje prison outskirt of the capital Abuja, Nigeria on July 6, 2022. At least 600 inmates are on the run after the attack. Adam Abu-bashal / Anadolu Agency (Photo by Adam Abu-bashal / ANADOLU AGENCY / Anadolu Agency via AFP)

Heads of security agencies including the Nigeria Immigration Service, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps and the Commissioner of Police, FCT, have met to step up efforts at protecting custodial centers in the Federal Capital Territory, (FCT).

The meeting which is a follow-up to the previous one was necessitated by growing security concerns and threats to the nation’s capital and to prevent future attacks on custodial facilities.

In a statement signed by the Public Relation officer of the Nigeria Correctional Service, FCT command, Humphrey Chukwuedo, the heads of agencies vowed to pull ranks together to avert the recurrence of attacks on the Kuje custodial center or any other Custodial center in the Command.

“The meeting, which was called at the instance of the Controller is geared towards evaluating the in the intelligence gathering, manpower and any other defects that may have aided the attackers during the July 5th, 2022 attack on the Kuje Custodial centre in Abuja and to proffered solutions towards forestalling any future attacks,” the statement reads.

Other resolutions at the meeting are closing ranks and building a single command structure among all agencies posted as well as the introduction of joint simulation training to boost understanding among personnel on duty.