The Minister for Interior, Rauf Aregbesola says he won’t resign despite recurring incidents of jail breaks across the country in the past one year.He said the call for his resignation in some quarters is “uncalled for and unnecessary.”

Aregbesola was reacting to calls in some quarters that he should resign as a result of the incessant jail breaks in the country.

He said: “As to whether it calls for my resignation, I still don’t see any need for that because it’s not for lack of preparedness that the attacks were successful. No.

“Imo was in April this year. Kabba was in September. Abologo was in October and Jos was in November.

“As painful as those attacks were, very painful, nobody will really want the end of justice to be so vulnerable.

“The custodial facilities are the final end of justice administration.

“So, morally, the state owes itself the responsibility of safe custody that must not be violated

“On that account alone, we must appreciate the enormity of any successful attack on custodial facilities, and I so do.

“But I want us to put this thing in the context of our security situation.

“When your our best does not suffice, it’s no longer a question of your inability to make preparation or failure for preparation or preparedness.

“It’s just that at that instance, you just couldn’t hold the defence and several factors are responsible.

“What I can assure Nigerians is this. Yes, as contextual as these attacks and the successes such criminals are having, we are upping our game and we will not allow, we will prevent any such opportunistic attack and even make it impossible. And that is what the state must do.

“We are working with all arms of government particularly the security to make our custodial facilities impregnable.

“We will not rest until that is achieved That’s the assurance I shan’t to give Nigerians.



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