Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar has revealed why insecurity continues in the country following Tuesday’s terrorist attack on Kuje Correctional Facility., Abuja.
KEMI FILANI NEWS reported that the suspected Boko Haram fighters attacked the facility on Tuesday night.
The Nigeria Correction Service’s spokesperson, Umar Abubakar, who confirmed the attack in a statement on Wednesday, said the terrorists used explosives on the center’s fence and its main entrance to gain access to the facility.
While reacting, Atiku said insecurity has continued to deteriorate in the country because Nigerians could not “enthrone a regime of law and order in which the arrest and prosecution of criminals will be made a priority.”
The former vice president expressed worries that the hardened criminals who escaped the facility may pose more security problems in Abuja and its environs.
He stated this in a post on his social media handles.
“I am concerned and saddened by reports of the attack on Kuje Prison by suspected terrorists.
“My concern arises not only from the prospects of the escape of detained terrorists and hardened criminals but of its implications for the security of lives and property to residents of Abuja and its environs.
“I wish to restate what I said on Monday that our inability to enthrone a regime of law and order in which the arrest and prosecution of criminals will be made a priority as a deterrent to copycats is the reason why insecurity continues to fester in our country”.