Five personnel of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) have received financial supports of N1.327,500 from the service after sustaining different degrees of injuries while trying to prevent a jailbreak at the Kaduna custodial centre in March 31, 2020.
The money is from the Corrections Welfare Insurance Scheme (CWIS) which is responsible for providing succor to personnel who suffered injuries in active service.
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The personnel who benefited are; DSC Asinamai Hamaya Kutu (N270,000), DCIC Ayuba Tabakwot (N337, 500), SIC Sagir Dauda (N270,000), AIC Henry Cletus (N225,000) and CAI Mohammed Umar (N225,000).
The five personnel were drafted to the custodial centre following an unrest as inmates made efforts to escape from custody.
They were able to prevent the jailbreak but sustained serious injuries in the process.
While presenting the cheques to the beneficiaries at the NCoS headquarters in Abuja, the Controller General of Corrections, Ja’afaru Ahmed, said the personnel were gallant.
“These officers had to stay gallant that day because the intention of the inmates was to kill the officers.
“They were all attacked on their head but we were lucky no one died,” he said.
The controller general urged the officers to continue working diligently while striving to protect the inmates in their custody.
Ja’afaru, who regretted that some inmates were killed during the attack, warned personnel to only use their weapon as their last option.
One of the beneficiaries, DSC Kutu, who responded on behalf of his colleagues, commended the service for the gesture, promising to continue discharging their responsibilities “gallantly”.