The Enugu state command of the Nigerian Prisons Service (NPS) says it has beefed up security in prison yards across Enugu State ahead of the forthcoming general elections dated for February 16 and March 2.
In his brief statement, Ogbodo emphasised the need for additional deployment of armed security squad to all prison yards under the command during the cause of the election. He also noted that efforts are being made for additional deployment of armed policemen and men of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).
“The joint security committee for the election has found out that the prison can be a soft target for miscreants and hoodlums that might want to foment trouble during the elections.
“So, being pro-active, the committee decided to deploy more security personnel and further fortify the prison yards in the state,’’ he said.
Ogbodo, however, urged residents of the state to come out en masse and perform their civic duty by voting candidates of their choice without fear or favour.
“The Nigerian Prisons Service and other sister security agencies will provide adequate protection for all,’’ Ogbodo said in his statement.
Enugu State has four prisons that are; -Enugu, Nsukka, Oji River and Eziagu Farm Settlement Prison.