Kuje prison attack may be ‘trade by barter’ for the release of Kaduna train passengers – APC lawmaker

Terrorists release Kaduna train hostages Trade by barter

A member of the House Representatives (APC Gombe), Abubakar Yunus, has the reason why he thinks the Kuje Prison attack and the recent release of the Abuja-Kaduna train victims may be ‘trade by barter.’

KEMI FILANI NEWS had earlier reported that terrorists released five more of the Abuja-Kaduna-bound AK9 train kidnapped passengers.

This publication recalls that terrorists had abducted the passengers after attacking an Abuja-Kaduna-bound train on March 28, 2022.

However, on July 5, 2022, terrorists invaded Kuje Prison and freed over 800 suspects, including Boko Haram members in detention.

Speaking on the correlation between both events during an interview on Channels TV’s Politics Today on Tuesday, Yunus said, “As a legislator for so many years and I have been overseeing the defence mechanism.

“I will not say that the mechanism, the security architecture, is not actually in place. I will rather say it’s part of the tactical schematic programmed way the government wants to use it.”

The federal lawmaker added, “Why I say that? Prior to the Kuje prison attack, was Kuje prison ever attacked? Was it the first time they had put insurgents, Boko Haram there? Why? So all those response teams were there. I want to allude to the fact that earlier on, the government argued that they had the capacity to bombard these insurgents to free the captives, but they were afraid of collateral damage.

“To us, when the bandits or the insurgents are claiming the release of our captives; and probably I will allude to the school of thought, the hypothesis, maybe it is a trade by barter. So it was a deliberate non-intervention of the government.”

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