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Boko Haram: Federal Government Re-opens Eight Satellite Prisons In North-east

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​ABUJA – The federal government has announced the re-opening of eight satellite prisons located in Bauchi state, North-east Nigeria, which were earlier closed down due to the wave of Boko Haram insurgency in the zone.

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The satellite prisons reopened are Alkaleri, Burra, Darazo, Katagum, Shira, Tafa Balewa and Toro.

The eight prison was however not mentioned.

“They were re-opened on Monday 15th August, 2016. Gamawa, the 9th satellite prison will however remain closed till it is conducive enough to receive prisoners under safe and humane conditions.

“Prisoners are drawn from main prisons that had borne the burden of accommodating inmates in the state while the insurgency lasted. The re-opening of the satellite prisons will significantly reduced congestion and the attendant management difficulties in the main prisons across the state.”

Recall that due to the Boko Haram insurgency that affected most government security establishments a couple of years back, some prisons in the North-eastern zone were closed down.

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