- An aide to Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, Tukur Mamu, said the terrorists who attacked the Kaduna train were also the ones behind the Kuje prison breakout
- Mamu said the terrorists made threats of jail break during negotiations for the release of victims of the Kaduna train attack.
- < strong>The newspaper publisher, who played a key role in the negotiations, said he had informed security forces about the Kuje attack in advance
Tukur Mamu, adviser by Ahmad Gumi, an Islamic cleric, has claimed the masterminds of the invasion of the Kuje Correctional Facility are the same as the perpetrators of the Abuja-Kaduna access reef.
On Tuesday evening, the July 5, gunmen attacked the Federal Capital Territory Correctional Facility (FCT) with S prengstoff and over 500 prisoners including “all Boko Haram suspects” who are said to have fled during the attack.
I informed securit y agents in advance, says Mamu
In a statement Wednesday, July 6, Mamu, who is also the editor of the Desert Herald newspaper, said he had alerted security agents in advance of the threat of an attack on the correctional facility, TheCable.
Mamu, who played at the forefront of the release of 10 people kidnapped during the train, said he received the information during his negotiations with the group , the Premium Times also stated.
According to him, the terrorists demanded the release of 51 of their members. He said they issued new threats after the negotiations failed.
“Following the failure of the fourth opportunity yesterday, Tuesday, they angrily issued the new threat to start slaughtering their victims. After much pleading, condoning abuse, and requests that individual family members be allowed to contact them directly, they admitted today, Wednesday, July 6, that if nothing specific comes from family members, they will begin carrying out their threat.
“I immediately shared this disturbing news with all relevant security agencies, National Assembly leadership and other stakeholders. But sadly, as of today, Wednesday, the date they indicated, there has been no word from anyone. I have nonetheless sent them words to reconsider their threat and to allow family members to reach out to them.
“And even about the trend and threat, targets and other interesting facilities like the attacks on attack Kuje Correctional Center I have shared this information with the security authorities and the committee formed by CDS General Lucky Irabor.
“I can confirm without a doubt that the attack on Kuje Correctional Center was carried out by carried out and coordinated by the same group attacked the Abuja-Kaduna train because they gave indications of impending attacks along these lines, which I shared,” he said.
Mamu added, that he had decided to no longer be involved in negotiations but was persuaded by Gumi not to back down.
However, he said in light of recent developments announced that he would withdraw his involvement in such negotiations on abductees.
ISWAP claims responsibility for Kuje attack
Meanwhile, the Islamic State in the West Africa Province (ISWAP) reportedly claimed responsibility for the attack on Kuje prison in Abuja.
In footage released on Wednesday evening, July 6, the terrorist cult showed some of their men making their way into the facility.
Dozens of fighters were seen in the 38-second video marching in groups while vehicles and a buildings were on fire. An elderly man dressed in local clothing also joined the young men who shouted over her voice.