Kuje prison attack investigation won’t be made public – Aregbesola


The Federal Government says it will not make public the findings made in the investigation into the July attack on Kuje Correctional Centre in Abuja in which 600 inmates escaped.

Minister of Interior Rauf Aregbesola stated this on Tuesday in Abuja at the fourth edition of the Buhari administration scorecard.

Aregbesola said that details of the investigation would not be made public because “it is still a security document”.

The minister said some of the escapees had been recaptured and returned to the centre, while efforts were on to arrest other escapees.

According to him, the greatest legacy of the Buhari administration was the degrading of insurgents and retaking of areas hitherto under their control.

“In 2015, the insurgents were holding territories in some local governments in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States.

“But as we speak, they have been dislodged. Yes, there are challenges here and there, but there is no nation without challenges,’’ he added.

Aregbesola assured that the challenges being encountered in the issuance of passport were being addressed.

“We don’t have enough processing and data capturing centres across the country. This is the major challenge.

“For example, we have only three centres in the whole of Lagos, but I can assure you that before this administration leaves by May 29, next year, Lagos will have 20 processing centres.

“We will open a processing centre in Daura, Oyo, Zaria, Alimosho, Defence Headquarters, Head of Service office, and one in the Ministry of Interior,’’ the minister said.

On the protection of the nation’s critical assets, Aregbesola commended the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) for the wonderful job they have been doing.