The Federal Government has announced the re-opening of eight satellite prisons in Bauchi State for the North-East.
The prisons were earlier shut, due to the wave of Boko Haram insurgency in the zone.
Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Prisons Service, NPS, Ja’afaru Ahmed, announced this in a statement by the spokesman, Francis Enobore, in Abuja yesterday.
This came as Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, sent a technical team to Maiduguri, Borno State, to conduct interviews with domestic and international stakeholders working in internally-displaced persons, IDPs’ camps, as part of activities to mark the 2016 World Humanitarian Day.
The satellite prisons re-opened are Alkaleri, Burra, Darazo, Katagum, Shira, Tafa Balewa and Toro.