Two officers of the Nigerian Police Force have been arrested over the invasion of Kuje correctional facility in Abuja.
DAILY GIST reported how the terrorists had attacked the correctional facility with explosives and free over 800 Inmates including all bokoharam suspects in the late hours of Tuesday.
The attack sent a wave of shock across the country with many accusing the government of complicity.
President Muhammadu Buhari while reacting said he expressed disappointment with the intelligence gathering system.
“I am disappointed with the intelligence system. How can terrorists organise, have weapons, attack a security installation and get away with it? How did the defences at the prison fail to prevent the attack? How many inmates were in the facility? How many of them can you account for? How many personnel did you have on duty? How many of them were armed? Were there guards on the watchtower? What did they do? Does the CCTV work?” Buhari had asked.
Hours after Buhari left Kuje, the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) claimed responsibility for the attack.
The terrorists succeeded in freeing dozens of their colleagues and prisoners without being challenged during the attack.
In a footage on Wednesday night, the terrorist sect showed some of its men shooting their way into the facility.
It was gathered that the two police officers were nabbed after their communication with some of the escapees was intercepted.
“Two of the terrorists that escaped called a police investigation officer (IPO) in one of our stations and spoke to him in a compromising manner…They are now being investigated to know their level of complicity,” the source said.