Terrorist attack: Buhari in shock again, asks ‘how can terrorists organise, have weapons, attack Kuje prison and get away with it?’

I am disappointed with the intelligence system.

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed shock over Tuesday’s terrorist attack on the Kuje Correctional Centre in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

Recall that on Tuesday night terrorists suspected to be members of Jamar Ansarul Muslimina fi Biladi Sudan, popularly known as Ansaru attacked the centre  and freed inmates including their members and Boko Haram terrorists held in custody.

On his verified Twitter page on Wednesday, the President expressed his dissatisfaction with the intelligence apparatus.

“Saddened by the attack on the Medium Security Custodial Centre, Kuje. I am disappointed with the intelligence system. How can terrorists organize, have weapons, attack a security installation and get away with it? I am expecting a comprehensive report on this shocking incident,” he said.

It was gathered that “a total of 879 inmates escaped from the facility during the unfortunate attack. As of the time of this report, 443 have been recaptured, 551 inmates are currently in custody, 443 inmates are still at large, 4 inmates are dead and 16 inmates sustained various degrees of injuries and are being treated at the moment. However, efforts are ongoing to recapture all fleeing inmates,” according to NCS spokesperson.

The President earlier visited the scene of the attack before his scheduled trip to Dakar, Senegal.

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