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General News of Thursday, 8 September 2022


Aregbesola reveals real truth behind Kuje prison invasion by terrorists

Rauf Aregbesola Rauf Aregbesola

The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola has disclosed the truth behind the attack on Kuje prison by terrorists.

According to him, there was indeed heavy security present at the correctional facility, but it was breached by the terrorists.

He said this while appearing before the joint Committee of the House of Representatives on Monday, September 5, 2022 exactly two months after the attack.

Aregbesola added that 65 joint task forces which were made up of security personnel from the Army, NSCDC, the Immigration Service, and other agencies were present at the prison on the day of the attack.

He however did not reveal the type of weapons these security personnel were having or whether they even had weapons at all, stating that the presence of the media will not allow him to divulge such information.

He said: “In that facility on that day of the invasion were 31 military personnel of the Nigerian army, five personnel of MOPOL 21, five personal of MOPOL 50, two personnel of counter-terrorism unit of the Nigeria police, two personnel of Kuje police division, seven personnel of Nigeria Immigration Service, three personnel of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), 10 personnel of correction armed squad.

“These 65 people were there for the specific responsibility of assisting and preventing any attack and they were all armed."


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