The Minister of Interior, Lt.-Gen. Abdurahaman Dambazau (rtd), has ordered immediate security beef up at the Kuje Meduim prisons and all other prisons across the country. The minister gave the order on Monday in Abuja shortly after an on-the-spot assessment of the Kuje prisons where two inmates had escaped on Friday.
The two inmates standing trial for murder were said to have escaped from the kuje prison on Friday and are still at large. Dambazau, who was taken round the prison facility by the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Prisons Service (NPS), Ahmed Jafaru and other prison officials, expressed dismay at the ugly incident.
He said that he had ordered for detailed investigation into the matter and vowed to get to the root of the matter, while the hunt for the escaped inmates continues. The Minister decried the poor state of the prison and recalled that he had observed some security lapses around the prison the last time he visited and called for remediation.