- Muhammadu Buhari, the Nigerian president, has been presented with the preliminary report of the investigation of the attack on Kuje prison in Abuja.
- The minister of interior, Rauf Aregbesola, disclosed this on Thursday, July 21, while stating that officers whose actions and inactions led to the attack would be punished
- Aregbesola noted that security agencies made moves to halt the attack, but some security operatives have the will not to carry out instructions
This was disclosed on Thursday, July 21, by Rauf Aregbesola, the minister of Interior, who stated that the report identified what led to the unfortunate incident. Adding that, officials found guilty will be punished, Premium Times reported.
The minister, who spoke to state house correspondents after the national security council meeting, noted that a more detailed and comprehensive report will be out at the end of the investigation.
Some officials would be punished for Kuje prison attack - Aregbesola
Aregbesola claimed that the report identified officials whose actions and inactions led to the attack on the government facility, adding that “those who have sacked their responsibility will have to face the consequences of their action,” he said.
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We made moves to stop Kuje prison attack - interior minister
He added that security agencies made enough efforts to halt the attack on the prison, but the fault problem was the will of security operatives not to carry out instructions.
800 inmates escape during Kuje prison attack
Earlier this month, over 800 inmates escaped from Kuje prison in Abuja. Some of them have been arrested, while many, including 60 terrorist suspects, are still missing.
ISWAP terrorist group claimed to be responsible for the attack. They used explosives and guns during the operation.
Abba Kyari shares stunning revelation of how he hides from terrorists who attacked Kuje prison
Suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari, who is facing trial on Wednesday, revealed what happened on the night terrorists attacked the Kuje prison.
The attack, which happened on July 5, led to the escape of more than 800 inmates, including all 68 imprisoned Boko Haram suspects.
Kyari, who spoke through his lawyer, told the court that he hid like a rat.