- From 2020 to date, a total of 12 attacks on correctional facilities across Nigeria have been recorded, with 9 being successful and 3 being foiled
- But the Kuje- Prison break has led to high-profile groups calling for Rauf Aregbesola to be sacked as Interior Minister Interior Minister Rauf Aregbesola has been denied access to Turkey’s e-Visa
48 hours after terrorists stormed the Kuje Prison Center in the Federal Capital Territory, yesterday said Nigeria’s prisons are not built to withstand outside attacks.
Aregbesola says the nation’s prisons have been developed to prevent and thwart internal unrest and unrest, The Nation reports.
Aregbesola made this disclosure for the first time after the attack at the launch of the En e-Passport for Nigerians in Washington DC, United States.
He will be charged for attending a Security Council meeting scheduled for today with President Muhammadu Buhari.
The minister said:
< blockquote>“Our system was designed to prevent and thwart internal riots and civil unrest, not external attacks/invasions as facilities were typically built around police and military formations. ”
However, Aregbesola instructed the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) to urgently work with other security agencies to prevent similar incidents in the future.
< h2>ISWAP takes responsibility for Kuje attack, releases video of his men in action
The Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) has claimed responsibility for the attack on Kuje prison in Abuja.< /p>
In footage from Wednesday evening, July 6th, the terrorist sect showed some of their men shooting their way into the facility.
Attack in Kuje -Prison: Big trouble as Defense Secretary says all Boko Haram inmates escaped
Boko Haram suspects being held in Kuje prison Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have all fled, according to Defense Minister Bashir Magashi.
The minister who blamed insurgents for the attack made the disturbing revelation on Wednesday, July 6, during a media briefing at the Abuja facility.
“What actually happened, they got into their numbers and released some of the inmates. We are now trying to find out what kind of prisoners they released.