Kuje Prison attack: Buhari summons service chiefs

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari is currently meeting with service chiefs and some cabinet members at the State House, Abuja.

The meeting is coming on the heels of the escape of over 800 inmates, including Boko Haram terrorists, during an attack on the Kuje Prison in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Tuesday night.

Security chiefs at the meeting include the Chief of Defence Staff Lucky Irabor; Chief of Army Staff Farouk Yahaya; Chief of Air Staff Isiaka Amao, Chief of Naval Staff Awwal Gambo and the Inspector-General of Police Usman Baba.


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    Ministers attending the meeting include Bashir Magashi (Defense), Mohammed Dingyadi (Police Affairs) Rauf Aregbesola (Interior) and Abubakar Malami (Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation).

    Buhari expressed disappointment with the nation’s intelligence system when he visited the Kuje Prison on Wednesday, hours after the attack.

    He said: “I am disappointed with the intelligence system. How can terrorists organise, have weapons, attack a security installation and get away with it?”

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