Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola was sadly verifying what Nigerians always knew when he expressed remorse last week that there was a lack of will by the government to act on opinion reports gathered before the attack on Kuje Correctional Centre.?
Terrorists’ invasion of Kuje Medium Security Custodial Centre on the day bandits waylaid the advance party of President Muhammad Buhari is complicated and highly depressing. The twin events, perhaps not unrelated, are like chicken coming home to roost. Yet, the most unforgivable has been Mr. President’s dismissive reaction to the glaring violation of national security. Toeing the usual cavalier path in the face of existential threat is unbefitting of remarkable leadership and a reason all Nigerians should be worried.?
Barely 24 hours after terrorists carried out a well-organized jailbreak at Kuje Maximum Correctional Centre that is just a few kilometers from the Aso Rock Villa home of the Commander-in-Chief, President Muhammad Buhari performed a self-assessment of the stricken facility with lamentation that is as startling as the incident itself.?
?Seemingly embarrassed by the barefaced inefficiency and tremendous collapse of the security architecture, Buhari made a swansong of ornamental questions that ended with “I am disappointed with the intelligence system.” However, it has been two weeks since that incongruous remark, yet there is nothing commensurate to pushback expected of a General that is displeased with his troop, apart from the unconvincing promise by Aregbesola that all criminals would be arrested and punished.