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Kuje Prison: Reps move to investigate attack

The House of Representatives has mandated some committees to investigate the attack on Kuje Prison. The lawmakers on Thursday, following a m...


The House of Representatives has mandated some committees to investigate the attack on Kuje Prison.


The lawmakers on Thursday, following a motion by Sha’ban Sharada, mandated its committees on National Security and Intelligence, Interior, Police, Army, and others to investigate the attack.


It would be recalled that armed terrorists stormed the correctional facility, breached the walls, and freed several inmates including terrorists.


The medium security facility is home to several VIPs, terrorists, and other inmates. The government had claimed that over 900 inmates were released with less than half recaptured.


Leading the motion, Sharada said the attack happened despite the huge resources expended on security by the government.


He noted that people in Abuja are living in fear of the development.


“Kuje custodial centre attack and its terrible outcome along with several related crimes against national security are on the increase despite stakeholders commitment towards equipping the national security enforcement and intelligence community with significant Appropriation of funds,” Mr Sharada said.


The House, therefore, resolved that the committees should present a report in four weeks.

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