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Nigerian Correctional Service beefs up security in three Enugu prisons

The Enugu Command of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) says it has beefed up security in its Enugu, Nsukka and Oji-River custodial centres.

• July 25, 2022
Nigerian Correctional Service

The Enugu Command of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) says it has beefed up security in its Enugu, Nsukka and Oji-River custodial centres.

Nicholas Obiako, the controller of corrections in Enugu, told journalists in Enugu on Monday that this followed partnership with sister security formations in the state.

“We have also received more armed officers from the NCoS armed squad from our headquarters in Abuja.

“On the need for strengthening security, I have gone out and extended the NCoS partnership to the Nigerian Army, Police and NSCDC.

“They all obliged us with more armed men to beef up security in our Enugu, Nsukka and Oji-River Custodial Centres,’’ the controller said.

He further said the command had strategised and scaled up existing internal security architecture in custodial centres under the command.

The controller said the chief judge of the Enugu, Raymond Ozoemena, was impressed with the new level of security when he recently visited the Enugu Custodial Centre.

Mr Obiako also thanked the chief judge for ensuring speedy justice delivery as well as decongestion of the correctional facilities in the state.

The recent security beef-up followed the jailbreak in Kuje Custodial Centre in Abuja earlier in July. 


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