UN warns its officials about Abuja after Kuje prison attack » NewsMixed

The United Nations has suggested all its companies in Abuja to extend the extent of safety consciousness in and round their premises following the Kuje prison attack.

In a safety advisory issued by the UN Division of Security and Safety (UNDSS), it requested its staff to keep away from delicate public workplaces and keep away from spending extra time at malls and different public areas.

“If it’s important to be there, conduct your actions rapidly and depart,” it wrote.

“UN personnel dwelling in Kuje and its environs ought to notice that there’s the chance of elevated host authorities safety companies actions of their neighborhood,” the intergovernmental organisation mentioned.

Moreover, the UN suggested its staff to keep away from public locations at night time, stating that the FCT authority has banned social actions in public parks past 7 p.m.

PREMIUM TIMES reported the controversial directive to parks and social gardens by the Abuja administration that they need to cease promoting alcohol and in addition shut by 7 p.m. every day.

The 16-item advisory by the UN requested its officials to keep away from driving at night time; keep away from giant gatherings; safe their vehicles when in public areas, and never put on invaluable equipment as they might entice pointless consideration amongst others.

“UN personnel are to notice that whereas the Host Authorities Safety Companies are working to arrest all of the criminals, many proceed to be on the unfastened and will doubtlessly commit numerous crimes which can embody abductions and terrorist actions amongst others,” UNDSS mentioned.

Kuje Prison attack

The Kuje Custodial Centre positioned in Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory got here underneath attack late Tuesday night time apparently to free jailed criminals. The attack occurred regardless of an earlier warning by the nation’s intelligence service.

A prison supply instructed PREMIUM TIMES that the State Safety Service had “earlier right now (Tuesday)” warned of an impending attack on Kuje prison.

The Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) on Wednesday claimed accountability for the attack.

In a video shared by the terrorist group on Wednesday, lots of the inmates had been seen fleeing the prison whereas the terrorists chanted ‘Allahu Akbar’.

ISWAP is a breakaway faction of the Boko Haram sect that has terrorised the North-east area of Nigeria for over a decade.

The Boko Haram insurgency has brought on the demise of over 100,000 individuals in Northern Nigeria whereas hundreds of thousands of others have been displaced.

Chiamaka Okafor is a reporter at Premium Instances in partnership with Report for the World, which matches native newsrooms with proficient rising journalists to report on under-covered points across the globe.

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