Fani-Kayode Laments over Kuje Prison attack

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Osaretin Balogban

Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, Ex-Aviation Minister is aggrieved by the attack by gunmen at the Kuje Custodial Centre in Abuja.

Gunmen believed to be ISWAP terrorists invaded the correctional centre at night and raided the facility with explosives. Over 750 inmates have reportedly been freed while 6 inmates were killed during the process.

The Minister of Defense, Ibrahim Magashi confirmed that 64 Boko Haram prisoners were also among the inmates that were freed.

This act has drawn negative comments worldwide from both international and national bodies. They expressed dissatisfaction with the incompetence of the Nigerian security agencies.

see also: Gunmen Attack Kuje Prison, Release Inmates

Chief Femi Fani-Kayode voiced his displeasure about the incident, pointing out how the Nigerian military has failed in doing its primary duties.

Although President Mohammad Buhari condemned the act when he visited the scene, Ex-Aviation Minister blamed the incident on the incapability of the nation’s leaders to lead the military.

“It is increasingly difficult to comprehend the glaring incompetence and lack of patriotism, professionalism, diligence, and courage of the leadership of the Nigerian Armed Forces.” Chief Femi Fani-Kayode lamented.

Rhetorically, Chief Femi questioned the competence of the Nigerian army as the issue of insecurity still thrives in the country.

“Is this the same military that was once led by Murtala Mohammed, Benjamin Adekunle, Olusegun Obasanjo, T.Y. Danjuma, Sani Abacha and Ibrahim Babangida.

“Is this the same military that politicians and our people once spoke of with respect and in whispered tones?
“How are the mighty fallen!

“Who will defend us from these foreign barbarians and invaders now?
“Who will stand against the terrorists that have plagued our land and that slaughter our people like Sallah rams and Christmas turkeys?

“This is now about saving the lives of our people who are being butchered and terrorized in the most horrendous way.
“The entire military high command and the Chief of Army Staff have to go and the Federal Government has to do FAR more to protect our people. We owe them that much.
“To criticize our own where we have gone wrong, though rare and unfashionable, is an act of patriotism and not one of rebellion. Nigeria must come FIRST!” He said.

source: vanguard news

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