Interior Minister responds to Defence Chief’s claim on prison warders helping B’Haram suspects

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The Minister of Interior, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo,  says it is a treasonable offence for prison warders to be collaborating with terrorists.

He said this as a guest on Channels TV’s Politics Today on Tuesday.

The minister was responding to the revelation by the Chief of Defence Staff, General Christopher Musa, that some prison officials were helping Boko Haram members plan their terrorist operations.

The defence chief further revealed that the warders were helping the terrorists to launder money.

Reacting, Tunji-Ojo warned that any Nigeria Correctional Service personnel involved in such would be fished out.

He said, “It is treasonable as far as I am concerned. You cannot be an officer of government and you swore an oath to protect the integrity of this country and compromise it by conniving with terrorists. That will be despicable and unacceptable.

“It is out of this world. It is not something I can even imagine in my head that an officer of the law will go as low as conniving with terrorists to attack the nation. That is a treasonable offence.

“That can never, under any guise or condition, be swept under the carpet. It is a serious allegation. Be rest assured that, in the interest of Nigerians, for somebody to undermine the security of this country, it is a treasonable thing.”

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