The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola has directed the officers and men of the Custodial Service in Nigeria to defend the custodial facilities at all cost.
The Minister said this while addressing officers of the service at the Correctional Service Headquarters on Friday in Abuja.
According to the Minister, “Today, I declared all Custodial Facilities in Nigeria a RED ZONE. Anyone or group of persons that decide(s) to attack them should not live to regret it.
“This is the new order to all Squadron Commanders of the Nigeria Correctional Service who gathered at the Nigeria Cortectional Service Headquarters today.
“In my speech titled, ‘Inviolable Custodial Centres’, I charged the Commanders to note that custodial facilities are a symbol of the authority of the Nigerian State. They are sacred and inviolable institutions.
“Let me repeat again, defend them at all cost.
“They are empowered by the highest authority in the land to use every means necessary to defend the custodial centres against internal and external aggression”.