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Anambra election: Corrections boss declares Custodial centres red zone

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Ukpono Ukpong

Ahead of the forthcoming governorship elections, the Controller General of Corrections, Haliru Nababa, has declared all Custodial centres a red zone.

This was made known by the Deputy Controller General of Corrections incharge operations, Tukur Ahmed, during his confidence building visit to Anambra State, in preparation for the November 6, gubernatorial elections in the State.

Ahmed, who in company of the Controller of Corrections Anambra State Command Pat Chukwuemeka, visited Awka and Onitsha Custodial Centres, charged the staff to be professional and security conscious, stressing that on no account should there be security lapses in any of the Custodial centres in the State.

He admonished staff, especially the Armed Squad to be at alert to avert any incursions from the men of the underworld before, during and after the elections.

Furthermore, he charged them to collaborate and seamlessly work with sister agencies who have been drafted to support her men at the Custodial centres for effective security.

He later visited the State Headquarters of the Nigeria Police where he had closed door discussions with the Commissioner of Police Echeng Echeng, on security issues.

He expressed his satisfaction on the security structure on ground, in which he stressed that there was no cause for alarm.

Meanwhile, the Controller of Corrections in charge of the Command, Pat Chukwuemeka, had earlier deployed more staff from the state headquarters to beef up security at the four Custodial centres in the State.

He noted that the synergy with other sister agencies is robust and cordial and has resulted in the heavy presence of the military, police and other security agencies around the Custodial centres to forestall any attempt by hoodlums to launch attack on the facilities.

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