Rauf Aregbesola, the Minister of Interior has instructed prisons officers to shoot dead anybody who attempts to attack any correctional centre or breach any facility in the country.
The order was given on Monday January 17, while inspecting Agodi Custodial Centre, Ibadan.
Reiterating that officers must ensure that correctional facilities are impenetrable, any attempt to attack correctional centres should be a suicide attempt and perpetrators must not be allowed to live to tell the story.
“The most important thing is the security impregnability of this facility. Make this facility impregnable.
“It is a red zone, dangerous 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.”