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Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has asked the Federal High Court in Lagos to compel President Muhammadu Buhari and the National Assembly to provide adequate security equipment across prisons in the country.

“The failure of the Federal Government to provide these security equipment amounts to a contravention of the provisions of the Nigerian Correctional Service Act 2019”, read an affidavit deposed to by one Ayodele Aribisala, a lawyer in Mr. Falana’s law firm.

The Kuje prison was attacked by terrorists on 5 July. Over 800 prison inmates escaped during the attack with about half of them still at large. Those still at large include about 60 Boko Haram members.