Lokoja—The Minister of Interior, Mr Abba Moro, has ordered the contractor handling the new Koton-Karfe medium prison in Kogi to complete the facility within two weeks or risk sanctions.
Moro gave the order on Tuesday in Koton-karfe while assessing the level of damage done to the old facility by gunmen who attacked the prison on Sunday night.
The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reports that gunmen armed with grenades attacked the prison on Sunday night, freeing 144 inmates, out of whom 15 had returned, while one died in the process.
The minister condemned the attack and said that the Federal Government had ordered that security be beefed up around the facility and other prisons across the country to forestall a recurrence of such act.
He said “the attack on that prison is most unfortunate, particularly that it came on the heels of a previous attack on the prisons.
“We have gone there and we saw what happened and the attack virtually took the same pattern — use of explosives to break the walls of the prison.