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Kogi plans to rejig security apparatus

By Ibrahim Obansa, Lokoja
17 September 2021   |   2:58 am
Senior Special Adviser (SSA) to Kogi State Governor on Security, Commander Jerry Omodara (rtd.), has said the state’s security apparatus will be rejigged to prevent a recurrence of Monday’s jailbreak

Yahaya Bello

Senior Special Adviser (SSA) to Kogi State Governor on Security, Commander Jerry Omodara (rtd.), has said the state’s security apparatus will be rejigged to prevent a recurrence of Monday’s jailbreak at the Kabba Medium Custodial Facility that led to the escape of 240 inmates.

The governor’s aide stated yesterday in Lokoja: “A federal institution was attacked. That notwithstanding, the response to the attack was fantastic. About 120 of the inmates have been re-arrested. We are moving very fast to make sure we get them all back into the cell because that will rebuild confidence.”

He admitted that the incident might have been thoroughly planned, adding that high profile criminals were released during the break.

However, former Department of State Services (DSS) director, Dennis Amachree, blamed the lack of structures and processes for the jailbreak, adding that the incident said a lot about the country’s criminal justice system.