Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau has commended the security operatives for their response to the attack on Jos Medium Security Custodial Centre by armed men on Sunday.
A statement by the Director of Press and Public Affairs to the Governor, Dr Makut Macham, said this in Jos on Monday.
Lalong, while condemning the unfortunate incident, praised the gallantry of officers and men of the Jos Custodial Centre who thwarted the plans of the criminals.
He also praised the quick reaction of other security agencies, including the police, Operation Safe Haven, Department of State Services, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps and Operation Rainbow, to the incident.
The governor described the incident as one too many in the nation’s correctional system.
Lalong also said that it was high time a holistic approach was applied to bringing such attacks and jail breaks to an end.
He said that this would to guarantee the safety of inmates, correctional officers and the larger society from the criminals, who chose to attack the very essence of Nigeria’s legal system by disrupting law and order.
While directing the immediate reinforcement of security measures around all custodial facilities in the state, Lalong assured the public that the state government would work with the Federal Government to ensure the protection of all correctional facilities across the state.
While awaiting full report of the incident, Lalong urged citizens to remain calm and go about their legitimate duties with utmost vigilance and report any suspicious activity to the security agencies.