The damaged Kuje Prison frontage



Following the unfortunate attack on Kuje Minimum Correctional Custodial Centre, the Commandant General of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Ahmed Abubakar Audi, PhD, mni, on Wednesday, joined other service commanders to conduct an on-the-spot assessment, and later received President Muhammadu Buhari who also visited the facility.

The CG who was in company of the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Interior, Dr Shauibu Belgore, Inspector General of Police, Controller General of Corrections Service, Comptroller General of the Federal Fire Service, representative of the Comptroller of Nigeria Immigration Service and Director Special Duties in the Ministry of Interior, Dr Funsho Alabi.

The Corps helmsman sympathised with the family of a personnel of the Corps, Inspector Ilyasu Abraham serving at the Federal Capital Territory command and deployed to the Custodial centre on guard duty but unfortunately paid the supreme price as he lost his life during the attack.

The CG commiserates with his immediate family and pray God to grant them the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.

He added that Ilyasu was a gallant officer who fought a good fight and died in active service defending the land.

Audi assured that the family of the deceased will be reached out to and necessary compensation delivered in due time.

He urged citizens to keep calm as NSCDC in collaboration with other security agencies are working tirelessly to ensure the safety of lives and protection of Critical National Assets and Infrastructure.

The CG said that adequate measures will be put in place to avoid such reoccurrence across the country.