- Amid the outcry over the Kuje [rison attack, the whereabouts of suspended Deputy Police Commissioner Abba Kyari has been revealed
- The reassuring news was released on Wednesday, July 6, handed over by the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS).
- According to the NCoS spokesman who briefed journalists on Wednesday about the attack, Kyari and other VIPs are still there in custody
Abuja – The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) on Wednesday 6 July deputy Police Commissioner Suspended Abba Kyari is still in custody.
Umar Abubakar, NCoS spokesman, said Kyari is in custody amid widespread rumors that the embattled police chief was nowhere to be found after the prison break, reports the Daily Trust.
Abubakar categorically stated that Ky ari and other VIPs being held at the facility are not among the fugitives, adding that they are currently being held, healthy, and warm.
His words :
“A total of 879 inmates were able to escape the facility during the ill-fated attack. At the time of writing, 443 have been re-arrested, 551 inmates are currently in custody, 443 inmates remain at large, 4 inmates are dead and 16 inmates have sustained injuries of varying degrees and are being treated. However, efforts will be made to recapture any escaping inmates.
“The service will use its Corrections Information Management System (CIMS) in synergy with the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) to recapture any escaping inmates trace and bring back there custody. This is also to confirm to the public that DCP Abba Kyari and other VIPs held at the facility did not escape. They are currently in custody, safe and sound.
“Recall that following the attack on the Medium Custodial Center in Agbolongo, Oyo State, the Honorable Minister of the Interior Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola met with the heads of the Police met the security agencies under his supervision, where the idea of a joint security task force was formed from the Nigerian Correctional Service, the Nigerian Immigration Service and the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps to prevent further violations of prison facilities.
At the time of the attack on the Kuje facility, we have 38 military personnel on site in addition to Nigerian Police, Civil Defense, DSS, NSCDC and our armed squad personnel. These are the Minister’s efforts to realign the security architecture of our facilities.”
Letally armed robbers, kidnappers escape after Boko Haram attack Kuje Prison
Meanwhile, the fatal attack on Kuje Correctional Center on Tuesday July 5 by suspected terrorists had been confirmed by the federal government.
According to the Permanent Secretary of the Interior Ministry, Mr. Shuaibu Belgore, about 600 inmates fled the facility.
To go further, he explained that over 300 of the inmates have been recovered and more are on the way.< /p>