Saturday, May 21, 2022
More

    Latest Posts

    NASU holds emergency meeting Tuesday, may call off strike

    The Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated institutions is set to hold an emergency meeting on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, Saturday PUNCH has...

    Deborah: Violent Sokoto protest that leaves shops looted, churches destroyed

    Normalcy has yet to return to Sokoto State a week after a protest by some youths calling for the unconditional release of those arrested...

    Electoral Act: PDP complies with amended section to elect delegates

    The party made the declaration in a statement issued in Abuja on Saturday by its National Organising Secretary, Umar Bature. Bature stated that the decision...

    ‘Funke and my dad cheated on each other’ – Funke Akindele’s stepson continues to drag her on Instagram

    In an Instagram Live video shared via his page on Friday, May 20, 2022, Benito revealed several shocking details about the actress and his...

    Shoot dead any prison attackers, Aregbesola orders officers

    The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, on Monday, ordered prisons officers to shoot dead anybody who attempts to attack any correctional centre in the country.

    The minister gave this order while inspecting the facility at the Agodi Custodial Centre, Ibadan.

    He said the officer must make it impossible for anyone to penetrate the facility because it is a red zone.

    Aregbesola said any attack on any correctional centre is an attack on the state and such must never be allowed again.

    The minister said any attempt to attack correctional centres should be a suicide attempt and perpetrators must not be allowed to live to tell the story.

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

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

    “This is a total embodiment of the state to guarantee the security of the people.

    “We will do our best regarding your welfare to ensure effective service. I must commend your work for not recording any case of COVID-19 in your facility.

    “But most importantly, you must be effective in preventing the penetration of this facility. You must have the capacity to repel viciously any attempt to penetrate this facility.”

    Aregbesola at a recent Ministerial Press Briefing at the Aso Villa, 4,860 inmates of the Nigerian correctional centres have escaped from those facilities between 2020 and 2021 alone following successful jailbreaks in Benin, Owerri, and Oyo, among others.

    Also, only 954 of that number have been rearrested. That was before the recent jailbreak at the Jos Medium Security Custodial Centre, which resulted in 9 fatalities and escape of 252 inmates. The 252 on the loose are apart from the 10 rearrested

    Copyright PUNCH.

    Latest Posts

    NASU holds emergency meeting Tuesday, may call off strike

    The Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated institutions is set to hold an emergency meeting on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, Saturday PUNCH has...

    Deborah: Violent Sokoto protest that leaves shops looted, churches destroyed

    Normalcy has yet to return to Sokoto State a week after a protest by some youths calling for the unconditional release of those arrested...

    Electoral Act: PDP complies with amended section to elect delegates

    The party made the declaration in a statement issued in Abuja on Saturday by its National Organising Secretary, Umar Bature. Bature stated that the decision...

    ‘Funke and my dad cheated on each other’ – Funke Akindele’s stepson continues to drag her on Instagram

    In an Instagram Live video shared via his page on Friday, May 20, 2022, Benito revealed several shocking details about the actress and his...

    Don't Miss

    Tems debuts No.1 on Billboard Hot100 chart

    Temilade Openiyi, Nigerian singer professionally known as Tems, has made her debut at the No. 1 spot on Billboard Hot 100 charts.

    Why we want Jonathan back in Aso Rock – Fulani Group

    Hours after former president Goodluck Jonathan publicly rejected the All Progressive Congress’ presidential expression of interest and nomination forms, Secretary of the...

    Presidential bid: INEC, CBN partnership under threat over Emefiele’s APC membership

    The Nigerian Bar Association and civil rights groups on Monday warned that Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele’s involvement in...

    Acting in Blood Sisters drained me mentally – Deyemi Okanlawon

    Popular Nigerian actor, Deyemi Okanlawon, has detailed how his role in Nigeria’s Netflix original series, Blood Sisters, affected him mentally.

    Lagos Assembly backs Tinubu’s endorsement of Sanwo-Olu, Hamzat

    The Lagos State House of Assembly has lauded the former governor of the state, Sen. Bola Tinubu for officially endorsing the state...

    Stay in touch

    To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.