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Prisons Deputy Controller-General Operations laments “Inadequate” Staff at Jos Correctional Centre

by Christiana Gokyo, Jos

The Deputy Controller-General Operations of Prisons, Muhammed Tukur, was in Jos to ascertain the level of destruction at the Correctional Centre Jos on Tuesday.

Briefing newsmen after inspecting the facilities, Tukur said “As of today, 17 inmates have been rearrested, and I have been briefed by the officers on ground.”

He commanded the DSS for their synergy in helping the Command during the attack on Sunday, saying, “You could imagine how that over 252 inmates escaped from the Correctional Center here in Jos; and, if you look at the number of staff we have here, they could not help the situation.”

Speaking on the identity of the attackers, he said “Investigation is going on and until it’s complete before we will be able to know, who was the attackers, and from where they are coming from.

In addition, he said, “We have CCTVs in some of our Correctional Centres across the country; these but can be provided when we have enough release of funds; but we don’t have.

“With lack of funds, there is no way we will be able to cover all our Correctional Centres, and it is not an automatic thing,” he noted.

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