The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, has directed operatives of the Nigerian correctional centre to shoot dead anyone who attempts to attack the facility in the country.
The former Governor of Osun State stated this while inspecting the facility at the Agodi Custodial Centre, Ibadan.
According to Aregbesola, officers must make it difficult for criminals to gain access to the facility because it is a red zone.
He further stated that an attack on the correctional centre is an attack on the state and such must never be allowed again.
Aregbesola said, “The most important thing is the security impregnability of this facility. Make this facility impregnable.
It is a red zone, a danger zone. Whoever attempts to breach the security here is already dead. He must not live to tell the story. Other people will tell his or her story.
“Any effort to breach our facility is not acceptable. Don’t shoot to injure, shoot to kill. Don’t shoot to disable, shoot to kill.
This is a total embodiment of the state to guarantee the security of the people.
We will do our best regarding your welfare to ensure effective service. I must commend your work for not recording any case of COVID-19 in your facility.
But most importantly, you must be effective in preventing the penetration of this facility. You must have the capacity to repel viciously any attempt to penetrate this facility.”