The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola on Tuesday declared that most of the inmates that escaped from the Kuje prison during the attack on the facility in July are still at large.
The Minister made it known that security operatives have been able to recapture a few but search efforts are still on for most others.
Speaking in Abuja during the fourth edition of the ‘President Muhammadu Buhari Administration Scorecard’ press conference, held at the National Press Center, Aregbesola added that they have completed their investigation on the matter and a report has been submitted to President Buhari.
He added however that because the matter is a security issue and it’s sensitive, more details can’t be revealed publicly but he’s sure the President would take appropriate action at the right time.
Recalls gunmen on July 5, attacked the Kuje Medium Correctional Facility in Abuja and freed many inmates including some high-profile Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists.
Speaking on the matter on Tuesday, Aregbesola boasted that with the improvements that have been made after the attack, it would be difficult for any facility of the correctional service to be attacked again.
He said; “We have levels of investigation. We have concluded our own investigation in the ministry and the (correctional) service, and we have sent the outcome of that investigation to the President. It is a security matter; we do not disclose every security information. I’m not saying it loudly, because it is security.
“But all I’m going to say is this; with the police and other security agencies, we have captured some of the escapees, but a large number is still at large. What we are very confident about is that it will no longer be easy for anybody to violate our facilities.”