- Days after the Kuje prison attack, the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) has released the names and pictures of some of the escapees
- The names released are those of the terrorists who all escaped after the attack, according to Bashir Magaji, minister of defence
- Among the terrorists whose identities were unveiled were Abdulkareem Musa, Abdulkareem Adamu and Abubakar Abibu
FCT, Abuja - The identities of some of the terrorists who escaped from Kuje Prison during an invasion by the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) have been unveiled.
Terrorists had attacked the prison in the nation’s capital on Tuesday night, July 5.
Bashir Magaji, minister of defence, had said all the terrorists in detention were set free by the attackers.
On Friday, July 8, the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) released the names and pictures of some of the escapees.
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Among the terrorists whose identities were unveiled were Abdulkareem Musa, Abdulkareem Adamu, Abubakar Abibu and Abubakar Yusuf.
Full names and pictures of the terrorists are listed here.
Kuje prison break: Buhari reacts
After inspecting the attack scene on Wednesday, July 6, the president faulted the intelligence system at Kuje prison.
“I am disappointed with the intelligence system. How can terrorists organise, have weapons, attack a security installation and get away with it," he said.
Kuje prison attack: Senator Ali Ndume says Nigeria is in trouble, gives reasons
In another related development, the chairman of the Senate Committee on the Army, Ali Ndume has said that Nigeria is in trouble with the level of insecurity which has been compounded by the recent jailbreak by members of Boko Haram suspects in Kuje Medium Custodial Centre at the Federal Capital Territory.
Ndume, while speaking on Channels Television's interview on Thursday, July 7, said the Nigerian leadership has failed in its primary objective to citizens.
He noted that the attack on the Kuje prison could not have been a walk in the park for the terrorists if the facility was adequately equipped with weapons and personnel. Also alleging that there was a lack of proper response from the relevant security agencies and their operatives over the incident, Ndume said the terrorists could have been apprehended and neutralised.