Insecurity: Buhari Meets Service  Chiefs As Minister Confirms Return of 300 inmates 


Amidst worsening security situation in the country, President Muhammadu Buhari is currently meeting with service chiefs and some cabinet members.

Terrorists have launched two daring attacks in recent times ,one on the President’s convoy which claimed lives and another on Kuje Prison which led to the escape of hundreds of inmates.

The meeting is being held at the presidential villa in the federal capital territory (FCT).

Usman Baba, inspector-general of police (IGP), Rauf Aregbesola, minister of interior, and Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF) and minister of justice, are among those present at the meeting.

The meeting is said to be about the attack on the Kuje correctional facility.

Gunmen had attacked the prison with explosives on Tuesday night.

The ministry of interior had said about 600 inmates escaped from the prison which is about 50 kilometers away from the presidential villa.

Shuaib Belgore, permanent secretary, ministry of interior, said Boko Haram was behind the attack.

“The inmates here are 994. We understand they are Boko Haram terrorists and came specifically for their conspirators,” he had said.

“Many of them have returned, some were retrieved from the bushes they were hiding. We have retrieved about 300 out of about 600 that got out of the jail.”

The president has since paid a visit to the facility to ascertain the level of damage done by the insurgents.

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