Prisons service constitutes probe panel over Minna jail fracture
– The control-general of the Nigeria Prisons Service says the federal government is working towards addressing the organisation’s manpower shortages
– He urges senior officers to discharge their duties at all times
– Danbazau visits Minna prison after jailbreak
In response to the jail break at the Minna New Prison in Niger state, the Nigeria Prisons Service (NPS) has constituted a committee to unravel the circumstances surrounding the incident.
Daily Trust reports that the constitution of the committee was disclosed by control-general of the NPS, Ja’afaru Ahmed, during an address to senior officers at an emergency meeting in Abuja on Thursday, June 7.
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Ahmed also disclosed that 55 of the 210 escaped prisoners had been recaptured.
He said efforts were being intensified by the service to recapture other prisoners on the run.
Ahmed said:“Even though the attack is external, I still feel it is incumbent on us as managers of men and materials to re-assess ourselves with a view to ensuring that our primary mandate of safe and humane custody of inmates at all times is guaranteed.”
He said the federal government was already working towards addressing the organisation’s manpower shortages.
“The issue of manpower shortage is being addressed with the ongoing recruitment of more personnel into the Service”, adding that he will continue to impress on the government on the imperative for more personnel and funds to the Service,” Ahmed noted.