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Abba Kyari: Omokri Reacts To Kuje Prison Attack


Abba Kyari: Omokri Reacts To Kuje Prison Attack
Abba Kyari and Reno Omokri

A former aide to ex-Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri, has reacted to an attack on the Kuje Prisons in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) by terrorists on Tuesday.

Naija News had earlier reported that a group of terrorists stormed the Medium Custodial Centre and bombed sections of the facility, letting some criminals escape.

The terrorist according to reports invaded the federal facility around 10.30 pm.

The gunmen who bombarded the facility and successfully operated for about one hour unhindered reportedly freed Boko Haram inmates at the correctional centre.

Reacting to the development, Omokri via his Twitter account bemoaned the state of the nation and queried its leadership.

Reports had said also that the suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari who was in the prison during the attack, has been moved out to an undisclosed location.

A correctional officer who spoke anonymously with Peoples Gazette said inmates like Abba Kyari, Farouk Lawan and other prominent detainees didn’t escape during the attack.

Recall that Kyari was remanded in the prison earlier this year as he is standing trial for allegedly dealing in cocaine alongside four members of his former police unit and two other persons arrested at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport in Enugu.

Fuming over the late-night attack in the country’s capital city, Omokri said it makes no sense to have kept the likes of Kyari in a medium-security prison.

He tweeted: “Unknown Gunmen have gotten to Abuja? And they helped Boko Haram members escape from Kuje prison? What has Nigeria become? Is anyone in charge of this country? And when Gov Ortom said bandits could overrun Aso Rock and Abuja on Channels, he was almost yanked off air!

“How will any government keep high-profile terrorists in a medium-security prison? It makes no sense and is a dereliction of duty. America keeps al-Qaeda and Islamic State prisoners in Guantanamo Bay. These guys should have been at Ita Oko under heavy military guard!.”