The House of Representatives has summoned the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola and the Controller General of Nigerian Correctional Service( NCoS), Haliru Nababa, to appear before it Over the recent attack on the Kuje Custodial Centre, by suspected terrorists.
The chairman of the House Committee on Reformatory Institution, Anayo Edwin, issued the summon, during an oversight visit to the Kuje Custodial Centre, in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
According to him, the NCoS CG, as well as the commander of the Army platoon on duty on the night of the attack would have to appear before the committee to explain the circumstances surrounding the attack.
He stated that it is worrisome that in recent times about
12 Custodial Centres, across the country, has been attacked by gunmen with inmates released.
Edwin said :”This committee, we are summoning the CG and the minister in charge of this agency to come to the National Assembly and explain to the whole world, and Nigerians what is going on. We are not comfortable with the incidences of jailbreaks in recent times. There have been about 10 to 12 attacks on custodial centers. Nigerians are not comfortable. In Abuja, nobody walks freely now because of this incident.
“We have to interact( with the authorities) and know the problem and how we can solve them. We have to know your challenges and how to tackle them. The committee is eager to know what transpired here. The reaction of the security agencies.
“After inviting the CG with his team and the minister. We will also invite the leader of the Army team on that day. We are summoning the CG with his team. The Minister with his team to know more about what transpired on that fateful day that the incident happened.”