Thursday 17 October, 2019

Young denounces threatening WhatsApp messages against prison officers

National Security Minister Stuart Young has strongly denounced the recent circulation of threatening messages being made against prison officers.

On Tuesday, Commissioner of Prisons Gerald Wilson issued an advisory urging all prison officers to exercise extreme caution and vigilance especially when off-duty.

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Wilson made the call on Tuesday after several threats began circulating via the Whatsapp medium, indicating a lot to ‘kill any two officers.’

In a statement, the National Security Minister gave the full assurance that the safety and security of prison officers remain a top priority of the Ministry.

Young also assured that all National Security law enforcement and intelligence agencies are on high alert and are working cohesively to support the safety of prison officers.

The Minister further thanked all prison officers for pledging their support to the State and for their dedication to duty at the nation’s prisons despite the current challenges.

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