Court sends EFCC chairman, Bawa to Kuje Prison for contempt

Court sends EFCC chairman, Bawa to Kuje Prison for contempt

A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Maitama committed Abdulrasheed Bawa to jail for contempt of court.   Bawa, the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), was convicted for contempt of court in relation to his agency’s failure to comply with an earlier order of the court.   Justice Chizoba Oji,…

DHQ clarifies identifies of arrested suspects, says Kuje prison escapee Idris Ojo was planning terrorist attacks on selected targets

DHQ clarifies identifies of arrested suspects, says Kuje prison escapee Idris Ojo was planning terrorist attacks on selected targets

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has revealed details of masterminds of June 5 attack on St. Francis Catholic Church in Owo, Ondo state.    The DHQ in a statement on Wednesday, August 10, stated that four among the terrorists who carried out the attack were arrested at Eika, Okehi LGA, Kogi State on 1 August 2022.   …

It would be too sad if you fail to appreciate government’s effort

It would be too sad if you fail to appreciate government’s effort

Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola has reacted to the attack on Kuje custodial centre by suspected terrorists few days ago.    Describing the attack and others as a “fallout” of the Federal Government’s success against terrorism during a tour of correctional centres in Lagos on Tuesday July 12, Aregbesola insisted that insurgents have been decimated and are only seeking relevance. …

Sheikh Gumi’s aide alleges that Kuje prison was attacked by same group who attacked Abuja-Kaduna train

Sheikh Gumi’s aide alleges that Kuje prison was attacked by same group who attacked Abuja-Kaduna train

Tukur Mamu, aide to prominent Islamic cleric Ahmad Gumi, has alleged that Kuje correctional facility was attacked by same terrorists behind Abuja-Kaduna train attack. Mamu, who is also publisher of the Desert Herald newspaper, claimed that he pre-informed security operatives of the threat of an attack on the correctional facility. In a statement released on Wednesday, July 6,…

How can terrorists organize, have weapons, attack a security installation and get away with it?

How can terrorists organize, have weapons, attack a security installation and get away with it?

President Buhari has reacted to the terrorist attack on the Kuje correctional center.   Terrorists stormed the prison facility at about 10pm on Tuesday, July 6 and engaged the security agents in a gun battle. 600 inmates including Boko Haram terrorists were released during the attack.   The President led a team of government officials…

UK and US warn citizens against travelling near Kuje prison and 19 states

UK and US warn citizens against travelling near Kuje prison and 19 states

The United States Embassy and its United Kingdom counterpart have warned their citizens in Nigeria against traveling on the airport road in Abuja as well as traveling to 19 states in the country.   In a travel advisory released, the United Kingdom listed states like Borno, Yobe, Adamawa, Gombe, Kaduna, Katsina, Zamfara and riverine areas of Delta,…

ISWAP claims responsibility for Kuje Prison attack, releases video of their men engaging in gun fight at the prison

ISWAP claims responsibility for Kuje Prison attack, releases video of their men engaging in gun fight at the prison

The Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) has claimed responsibility for the attack on Kuje Prison in Abuja on Tuesday night, July 5.   In a video shared online on Wednesday evening, the terrorist showed some of its men shooting their way into the facility. Tens of fighters were seen marching in groups while vehicles and…

Governments don’t stop working because nations face terrorist threats

Governments don’t stop working because nations face terrorist threats

The Presidency has responded to Nigerians who have criticized President Buhari for leaving for Senegal hours after the terrorist attack on Kuje prison.   In a brief statement released on social media, the Presidency said governments do not stop working because nations face terrorist threats.  ”The Presidency wishes to use this opportunity to react to mounting…

FG reveals that about 600 inmates escaped after suspected Boko Haram terrorists attacked Kuje prison

FG reveals that about 600 inmates escaped after suspected Boko Haram terrorists attacked Kuje prison

The Federal Government has revealed that about 600 inmates escaped from the Kuje Correctional Centre after suspected Boko Haram terrorists attacked the facility on Tuesday evening.   Channels Television reported that Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Interior, Mr Shuaibu Belgore who visited the facility today July 6, disclosed that over 300 of the inmates have been apprehended and…

Calm has been restored to Kuje facility and the situation is under control

Calm has been restored to Kuje facility and the situation is under control

The spokesperson for the Nigerian Correctional Service, AD Umar, has confirmed last night’s attack on the Kuje correctional center in Abuja, adding that the situation has been controlled.   Unknown gunmen stormed the facility at about 10pm and opened fire as well as detonated some bombs.   Confirming the incident, Umar said; “I wish to confirm…