Nigeria raises security around prisons in Zamfara, Kebbi, Katsina to prevent attacks

Security presence around correctional facilities as well as exit and entry routes of three capital cities in Katsina, Kebbi, and Zamfara States has visibly become heavier, ostensibly a measure to prevent terrorist attacks on the prisons, PREMIUM TIMES observed.

This is coming 11 days after PREMIUM TIMES published an exclusive report based on military intelligence warning of terrorist plans to attack prisons in the three North-western states.

In Katsina State, the public relations officer of the Nigeria Correctional Centre, Najib Idris, confirmed that the heavy security presence is to avert a prison attack.

“Immediately after the report (by PREMIUM TIMES) was released, we were ordered to beef up security,” Mr Idris said. “We have now sought and got reinforcement from the Army and immigration officers have also been sent to us.”

He added that the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corp (NSCDC) has also been complementing the efforts of the prison officers.

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