By Hannah Nathan, Warri
According to the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS), there were no jailbreaks or attacks in any of the 253 detention facilities in the nation in 2023.
In an encounter with reporters on Thursday in Abuja, the spokesperson, Assistant Controller of Corrections (ACC) Abubakar Umar, disclosed this information.
According to Umar, the government has taken extensive steps to bolster facility security and successfully fended off any possible threats, whether they come from within or outside the building.
He claimed that terrifying incidents of violent jailbreaks and attacks had occurred in Nigeria in the past and that numerous measures had been taken to stop the trend nationwide.
He remembered that on January 20, the management had announced that 2023 would be a difficult year for those who commit jail breakouts nationwide since a large number of people and technologies for obtaining intelligence will be used to prevent jail attacks.
He claimed that this has to do with security plans to avert the events of 2022 as well as infrastructure development in the service for 2023. It should be recalled that on July 5, 2022, an attack on the Abuja detention centre was successfully carried out by the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP).