Jailbreaks: Buhari's Minister Speaks on Resigning From Office

Jailbreaks: Buhari's Minister Speaks on Resigning From Office

  • The minister of interior, Rauf Aregbesola on Wednesday, December 8, reacted to calls for his resignation in some quarters
  • The former Osun state governor explained that he doesn’t see the need because the attacks were successful due to lack of preparation
  • Aregbesola's ministry oversees the Nigeria Correctional Service which runs the Correctional Centres across Nigeria

Abuja - Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has opened up stepping down as Nigeria's minister of interior over the frequent jail breaks across the country in the last one year.

Daily Trust reports that Aregbesola maintained that he has no reason to resign over, adding that he doesn't see any need for it.

Rauf Aregbesola
Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has said he will not resign from office despite the incessant attacks on correctional facilities. Photo credit: RAUF AREGBESOLA
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He said:

“As to whether it calls for my resignation, I still don’t see any need for that because it’s not for lack of preparedness that the attacks were successful. No.”

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The minister made the remark on Wednesday, December 8, in reaction to call for his resignation amid the incessant attacks on the nation’s custodial facilities in the last few months, Vanguard added.

According to him, the attacks did not take place successfully for lack of preparation. He went on to note that there are many factors responsible for the jailbreaks including the security situation in the country.

Aregbesola while responding to questions from State House reporters after the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, assured that the government would step up security around the Correctional Centres.

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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Aregbesola said over 3000 inmates still at large, following jailbreaks in Nigeria within the last year.

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Speaking at a media briefing organized by the Presidential Media Team at the State House in Abuja on Thursday, November 11, Aregbesola further disclosed that 4,860 inmates escaped from various custodial centres from 2020 till date, and out of this, 984 have been recaptured.

This leaves the country with about 3876 inmates out of custody. The former governor of Osun state stressed that the recent attacks on some correctional facilities in the country are a reflection of the insecurity in Nigeria.

Source: Legit.ng

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