The FCT Command of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) has begun a joint interagency simulation training to secure all custodial centres in the territory.
In a statement on Sunday, the spokesperson for the command, Chukwuedo Humphrey, said the maiden joint interagency simulation training was conducted at the Kuje custodial centre.
He said the simulation training involved the correctional service armed squad, the military, police, civil defence and immigration service personnel.
“This is to evaluate the security situation in Kuje Custodial Centre and put adequate measures to avoid a repeat of the unfortunate July 5, 2022 jail attack,” he said.
According to him, the simulation training was one of the strategies adopted during the last meeting of security heads in Abuja.
Mr Humphrey quoted the NCoS controller, FCT command, Ahmed Musa, as encouraging the team to work together and make the custodial centres impenetrable.
Mr Musa advised people living around the custodial centre not to panic because of the sound of gunshots during the simulation exercise, which will be done periodically to boost the alertness of personnel.