The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has criticized the minister of Interior Mr. Abba Moro over the incessant jail breaks by suspected terrorists across the country.
There have been attacks on prisons across the country in recent months in Koto-Karfe Prisons, Kogi state and another in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti state, the latest being the Sunday attack on Minna Prison in which over 200 inmates escaped.
In a statement y its National Coordinator, Mr. Emmanuel Onwubiko and the National Media Affairs Director, Miss Zainab Yusuf, Sunday in Abuja, the group accused Moro of failing put in place workable mechanisms to put a stop to what it described as “the embarrassing but dangerous pastime of prison attacks by elements bent on destabilizing the territorial integrity of Nigeria.”
The group who was reacting to the Sunday jail break in Minna Niger state, said numerous externally induced prison attacks portend grave danger to lives and property as government failed to come up with solution.
It said the immediate impact of the prison breaks, the group said would affect the life of an average Nigerian who has no effective police protection.
“Nigerians must prepare to use all legal means to protect their sacred right to life to save themselves from the rampaging threats of anarchists and armed brigands operating under different guises,” HURIWA added.