FG Frees 2,600 Prisoners Over Coronavirus

The minister for interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has announced that the federal government would set at least 2,600 inmates free as a preventive measure against the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Aregbesola made this known during a press briefing in Abuja on Thursday.

According to the former governor, inmates who would be set free include the sick ones as well as the old ones.

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He made this known amid growing concern about the rising figure of confirmed cases of the novel disease.