Former minister of state for education and governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Delta state, Olorogun Barrister Kenneth Gbagi, has said that the attack on Kuje minimum security prison in Abuja was a ploy by the authorities to release members of the deadly Boko Haram sect and not necessarily an unknown attack as reported in the media.
Gbagi, a criminologist and a security expert, in a mailed message to Emerald News, also said the reported attack on the advanced convoy of President Muhammadu Buhari on the way to Katsina never took place but the events are diversionary tactics by the leaders of the federal republic of Nigeria.
In a report by Vanguard Newspaper and in many others, security sources in the know revealed that soldiers deployed to guard the vicinity of the Kuje minimum prison and the correctional facility who had mastered the terrain were removed and redeployed 24 hours before the terrorists struck the facility.
According to security sources in the area, they wondered why it should be 24 hours after troops who had come to understand the vicinity were withdrawn and new ones who were yet to settle arrived that the terrorists struck.
In another report by Sundiatapost, it was learnt that an intelligence report was provided by the department of state security, warning of an impending attack on the facility but the federal government failed to heed the advice and still went ahead to remove soldiers who knew the environment prior to the deadly attack.
In the same report, it was learnt that Kaduna state governor, Nasir el-Rufai had in the wake of the Kaduna-Abuja train attack confessed that the APC-led government knew the whereabouts of the terrorists ravaging the nation but deliberately refused to act.
Gbagi, in the message, said: “I hear what I consider a charade that the empty vehicles or vehicles of the president were attacked. It is a lie. It is a fake news. It is a diversionary tactics. The Nigeria army, police, SSS I know them. That incident never happened. The Kuje prison is another charade that was put together to release those deadly terrorists,” Gbagi said in the message to Emerald News.
He said the Nigerian government is playing politics with the lives of children yet unborn and such action is a monumental disgrace to the heroes of Nigeria. He told this medium that the Nigeria security authorities do not regard the lives of Nigerians.
He called on all sensible Nigerians to take their destiny into their hands, noting that “unless you are a thief, you have looted state treasuries, you cannot afford the conventional security,” hence, he advised all Nigerians to stand for their lives.
Olorogun Ggbagi, who is leading one of the largest governorship campaign trains in Delta for the 2023 governorship election, noted that “Now that we have the privilege of election ahead of us, it’s time for every Nigerian to take their destiny into their hands because God has given us another opportunity to determine how we are governed.
“In the light of the above, every Nigerian of a voting age should go and get their PVCs and vote. It is not the matter of party affairs. Pick people of good character and vote them. Somebody you can hold accountable and responsible as your elected representative,” adding that Nigeria has drifted and “the country Nigeria no longer exists.”
He said it was shameful for President Muhammadu Buhari to come out and tell Nigerians that his advance convoy was attacked and the Kuje minimum security prison in the heart of the federal capital territory was burnt down with inmates numbering 600 escaped without trace.
“These people are just collecting money that does not belong to them, most of which is from the Niger Delta. It’s about time for us to determine our existence and how we want it to be. We cannot sit down and allow one person, less educated, less privileged, less anything to truncate our collective destiny. No, we cannot.
“Buhari took Nigeria from its glorious state and is now plunging the country into a state where we can no longer go outside our homes, making us prisoners in our various homes. I remember when I told Abacha that the situation we find ourselves now calls for rethinking, they thought as I was joking. They called all security operatives to find out what my problems were as at then.
“Today, there’s no time for serious rethinking, but we are in dangerous times and it’s time for us to cry and take our lives into hands.
“We no longer have a country we call Nigeria. We no longer have a country where Hausa, Yoruba, Igbos, Itsekiri, Urhobos can live together as one. It has been dismembered. It requires a drastic situation collectively for us to take our own heritage back from the hand of criminals, devils and people looting the country blind.
“I don’t know what the inspector general of police is doing in Abuja when the entire country is being taking over by hoodlums. I wonder what director general of DSS is doing using tax payers money to protect himself when Nigerians cannot move. The situation is pathetic and it calls for serious concern.”