Warri South LG boss vows to fish out Prison wardens’ attackers
WARRI—Transition Committee Chairman of Warri South Local Government Area, Dr. Augustine Uroye, has vowed that the gunmen who attacked officials of the Nigerian Prisons Service, Warri, Delta State, last Wednesday, on their way to a Delta State High Court, Warri, would be brought to book.
Uroye, who spoke when he led members of the Warri South Council Peace and Security Committee on a condolence visit to the Nigerian Prisons, Okere, Warri, noted that the prison service was not alone in the recent tragic incident, as the committee, made up of security chiefs, prominent clerics and community leaders, was ready to synergise with the prison authority to forestall a further reoccurrence of the event.
He said that the prison authority would be incorporated into the council’s newly inaugurated peace and security committee with a view to strengthening its scope, adding that he would adequately brief the state government on the request for back-up vehicle to avoid a repeat of last Wednesday’s attack on the prison officials.
Responding, Comptroller-General of Prisons, Mr. Zakari Ibrahim, commended the council chairman for his concern and applauded his decision to incorporate members of the Prison Service into the council’s peace and security committee.
Ibrahim, who was represented by Mr. S. A. Bewaji, solicited the local government’s support in the procurement of escort vehicles, noting that only one dilapidated black maria was available to men of Nigerian Prisons Service to effectively carry out their assignment in the 58 courts in the area.
He noted that if there were adequate back-up escort vehicles, the recent attack on his men on their way to court would have been repelled.