Nigeria to instal surveillance cameras in prisons

R –L , Permanent Secretary , Ministry of interior , Abubakar Magaji ; President Muhammadu Buhari ; Vice President Yemi Osinbajo ; Comptroller General , Immigration ,Mr. David Paradgn ; Commandant –General , Civil Defence , Abdullahi Muhammadu shortly after the meeting with President Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja (13-08-2015) GODWIN OMOIGUI

Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Interior on Thursday said it would soon install surveillance cameras in prisons to check cases of jailbreaks in the country.

The ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Alhaji Abubakar Magaji, disclosed this while fielding questions from State House correspondents after briefing President Muhammadu Buhari on the activities of the ministry.

He said the cameras would help in monitoring unusual movement of prisoners or those who might want to cause social discontent in the prisons.

He, however, lamented that the prison service was experiencing acute shortage of personnel and stressed the need for the employment of more staff.

Magaji disclosed that President Buhari was also briefed on the challenges being faced by the ministry in manning the over 1,900 illegal routes across the nation’s borders.

He said the President had pledged to look into the various problems facing the ministry.

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