Kuje Prison Attack
A prison source who witnessed the terror attack at the Custodial Centre in Kuje on Tuesday night has disclosed that over 300 Boko Haram terrorists attacked the facility and freed their co-conspirators.
Speaking on the incident, the source lamented that the response of security agents and reinforcements was very poor.
“In total, over 1,300 inmates escaped. Only 111 refused to escape,” the source told Vanguard.
“Any other press release that tells you there are more than 111 inmates in Kuje Prison today is completely false. All persons that volunteered to remain behind were counted by 2 a.m. today (Wednesday) and the total is 111 persons.
“Expect the usual false press releases this morning from the security agencies trying to defend themselves and mislead Nigerians and the President.
“Don’t believe any of the security agencies that will start misleading the public with false press release that it was ‘attempted jailbreak, terrorist were repelled, prisoners were re-arrested’.
“All are false press releases as usual to mislead Nigerians and the President to show that these Major security agencies are working when they don’t have any capacity as they couldn’t detect or prevent these type of massive attack and many others that happened in the recent past.
“The National Assembly or the Presidency should send a strong delegation to come and count the people remaining in Kuje Prison now, which is less than 10 percent as over 90 percent of the prisoners have escaped.
“The security architecture of Nigeria needs a major overhaul.
“How can over 300 terrorists plan big operations like this and attack a prison facility inside Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory and escape successfully with over 1,300 prisoners without security agencies getting intelligence before the attack or even preventing the attack when it came?
“This operation was executed by over 300 terrorists shouting Allahu Akbar, and it lasted for two hours and 45 minutes and the reinforcement of men and equipment came more than one hour after the terrorists have gone.
“That is about four hours after the operation started.”