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FG reissue shoot-on-sight policy for NCoS

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By Abdulwasiu Usman

Gov’t has commissioned a Control Room for monitoring of custodial facilities.

The Nigerian government has demonstrated its authority to repel threats of attacks made by terrorists on custodial facilities which is part of the insecurity woes facing the country. As disclosed by Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola in President Muhammadu Buhari’s words, a new shoot-on-sight policy has been re-issued to the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) against invaders. This is done to protect the physical effort, monetary wise, and objective of the criminal justice administration from going in vain if inmates are permitted to escape.

Government called on the necessary agency to scrutinize officers that will be posted to custodial facilities in order to avoid dastardly and faint-hearted officers who will find it hard to carry out the reissued order of shoot on sight. Moreover, the government has also commissioned a Command and Control Room for real-time monitoring of specific custodial facilities across the country. Aregbesola asserts that to ascertain adequate security surveillance and ensure inmates fully enjoy their entitled rights, the operation and activities of these custodial facilities will now be monitored in real-time from the Service’s headquarters situated in Abuja (FCT).

Custodial facilities across the country are red zones for invaders.

Aregbesola claims that with these new policies in place, prison uprisings and escape attempts would be rendered futile, leaving little hope for the incarcerated. He reiterated that custodial facilities across the country are “red zones” and should be impenetrable to invaders, a message that began at the finish line of criminal justice administration. The minister emphasized the need for energetic security officers at the detention centers, and the need to counter any assault with equal zeal.

He goes on to state that any cop who is faint-hearted, cannot shoot to kill, and cannot target the head of a criminal should be educated properly, with the exception of the female division. Custodians make up fewer than 3% of the prisoner population (out of more than 70,000 total), and they pose no danger to us. Aregbesola also warned prominent figures not to seek his assistance in freeing prisoners, saying he lacks the authority to do so. He explains that it is out of the jurisdiction of a custodian to detain or release any person.

NCoS Act Act 2019, commemorates a fundamental change.

While disclosing the new policy at an organized event, the minister also unveils a new service uniform and logo for the Nigerian Correctional Service. Also at the event, he acknowledged and awarded 25 security officers of the Kagara custodial facility in Niger state, where the officers fended off an invasion by bandits. Furtherly, he commissioned the construction of a squadron’s worth of quarters for subordinate officers as well as the acquisition of 40 vehicles for use in combat.

Additionally, Controller General of Corrections (CGC) Haliru Nababa asserts that the NCoS Act 2019, which was passed into law in recent years to embody new additional resolution and enhanced prison administration, commemorates a fundamental change in the Service, transforming it into a more compassionate and acceptable system. Nababa shared the same sentiment, stating that the most important thing right now is to work toward achieving the system’s goals by fostering an environment that is conducive to achieving those goals.

The new uniforms signifies rejuvenated vitality and commitment.

He ascribed the actions of the ceremony organized, where the minister unveiled new Service Uniforms as part of attempts to fit with the Service’s revamped attitude. According to Nababa, the introduction of the new uniforms is significant as it signifies rejuvenated vitality and commitment to give value to the Service. Officers play a crucial part in making sure the lofty provisions of the NCoS Act, 2019 are realized, thus it’s important that they embody the new narrative in terms of their attitude and look.


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jdpumping
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1 year ago

This is a welcome development because it’s a shameful thing for our custodial services to be attacked frequently so having acontrol room and giving a shoot at sight order is better.

Abusi
Abusi
Member
1 year ago

This shoot on sight is so lethal. There should be other parts of the body they can shoot and not in sensitive places. Any prisoner trying to escape should be captured alive. Killing on sight is too much for me.

Remi1
Remi1
Member
1 year ago

The commissioning of the Command and Control Room for real-time monitoring of specific custodial facilities across the country is an intelligent move to curb the attacks on correctional facilities. Also the shoot-on-sight policy

theApr
theApr
Member
1 year ago

With these new regulations in place, inmate rebellions and escape attempts would be ineffective, giving the prisoners little hope. The nation’s “red zones,” which include detention centers, should be inaccessible to intruders

Tonerol10
Tonerol10
Member
1 year ago

Federal government reissue shooting on sight is somehow. Killing of criminal who attend to escape is not the best option for me

Iyanu12345ogg
Iyanu12345ogg
Member
1 year ago

The operation and activities of custodial facilities should be monitored. Adequate security surveillance and ensure inmates fully enjoy their entitled rights.Government commissioning a Command and Control Room is good also.

Last edited 1 year ago by Iyanu12345ogg
SarahDiv
Member
1 year ago

With the series of recent jailbreak and terrorist attack, I okay the reissued policy by the federal government to shoot on sight any suspected move of any inmate or terrorist. I also like the control room made available to the NCoS to monitor every activities.

Kazeem1
Kazeem1
Member
1 year ago

Terrorist assaults on correctional facilities are a component of Nigeria’s security problem, although the government has shown it can deter such attacks.

Chibuzor
Chibuzor
Member
1 year ago

This is done to ensure that the criminal justice system’s time, money, and efforts are not wasted on inmates who manage to break out of jail.

Hassan Isa
Hassan Isa
Member
1 year ago

In light of the repeated order to shoot on sight, the government has requested that the relevant agency carefully vet the officers who will be assigned to correctional facilities.

Haykaylyon26
Member
1 year ago

Government commissioning a Command and Control Room is a good idea. Shoot on sight is a good thing also it will make people not to try escape or make attempt to do so if this is a tough rule it will make them to follow it proper not trying to break the rules

Nwachukwu Kingsley
Nwachukwu Kingsley
Member
1 year ago

Real-time monitoring of these correctional facilities’ operations and inmate activity will ensure adequate security and the inmates’ full enjoyment of their constitutionally guaranteed rights.

Taiwoo
Taiwoo
Member
1 year ago

There is little hope for those who are currently incarcerated because, with these new policies in place, both prison uprisings and attempts to escape will be rendered futile.

Christiana
Christiana
Member
1 year ago

To reduce correctional facility attacks, the Command and Control Room’s real-time monitoring of individual facilities around the nation is smart.

Tolaniiii
Tolaniiii
Member
1 year ago

Prison attacks by terrorists are part of Nigeria’s security dilemma, but the government has proven they can stop them.

Adesanyaj72
Adesanyaj72
Member
1 year ago

At the same time that the minister was making the announcement of the new policy at an event that had been planned, he also revealed the new service uniform and logo for the Nigerian Correctional Service.

Bola12
Bola12
Member
1 year ago

It is prudent to reduce attacks on correctional facilities, and the commissioning of the Command and Control Room for real-time surveillance of individual custodial facilities around the country is a step in the right direction. Not to mention the open-fire rule.

Godsewill Ifeanyi
Godsewill Ifeanyi
Member
1 year ago

The most essential thing that needs to be done right now is to work toward accomplishing the goals of the system by cultivating an atmosphere that is amenable to the accomplishment of those goals.

Ultra0711
Ultra0711
Member
1 year ago

A good counter measure from the government. We have seen enough of the terrorists tyrant. When security officers start gunning them down too they will know they are actually doing what they are not supposed to do.

DimOla
DimOla
Member
1 year ago

The recent jailbreak and terrorist attack must have necessitate the federal government to reissue the shoot-on-sight policy for the NCoS and as such control room was built for them to monitor the whole situation.