APC: Gunmen who attacked Jos Prison must pay dearly


Jos Prison or Correctional Centre

By Peter Amine

The chairman of Plateau chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Rufus Bature on Monday asked security operatives to ensure that the gunmen who attacked Jos prison on Sunday paid dearly for their action.

In a statement issued by Mr Sylvanus Namang, APC State Publicity Secretary, Bature also commended security agencies in the state for their gallantry in handling the attack.

He said the quick response and collaboration by security agencies was what was needed to tackle the insecurity bedeviling the state and country.

“The daredevil attackers, some of who are still trapped inside the custodial centre should not be treated with kid gloves when arrested.

“They must be made to pay dearly for their action as a deterrent to other criminals in our midst,’’ Namang quoted Bature as saying.

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Bature also commended security agencies for promptly re-arresting some escaping inmates.

One of the escapees submitted himself to the police.

The chairman said jailbreaks that had become a new trend of criminality in the country should be checkmated as it poses a great threat to national security.

He called for serious re-strategising, remodelling and modernising of the correctional service system in the country.

Bature advised youths against allowing themselves to be used by enemies of the state to destabilise Plateau.

He urged them to engage in productive endeavours and be useful to themselves.

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