The 2023 Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, on Wednesday said he is “concerned and saddened” about the “hardened criminals” who escaped from the Custodial Centre in the Kuje.
There was pandemonium among residents of the Kuje Prison area in Abuja on Tuesday evening after gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram terrorists launched an attack on the prison in Abuja and freed over 600 inmates.
In a statement he personally signed, obtained by POLITICS NIGERIA, Atiku said he is worried about the security implications the fleeing inmates portend.
“I am concerned and saddened by reports of the attack on Kuje Prison by suspected terrorists,” Atiku said.
“My concern arises not only from the prospects of the escape of detained terrorists and hardened criminals but of its implications for the security of lives and property to residents of Abuja and its environs.
“I wish to restate what I said to the press on Monday that our inability to enthrone a regime of law and order in which the arrest and prosecution of criminals will be made a priority as a deterrent to copycats is the reason why insecurity continues to fester in our country.”