Former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, has claimed that the attack on the Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS) in Kabba, Kogi State, was orchestrated by individuals seeking to destabilize and delegitimize Governor Yahaya Bello.
Fani-Kayode claimed the prison break was staged in a tweet on his verified Twitter account. Also Read:
He claimed that the prison break was staged in the same way that the EFCC’s recent fraud claims against Bello were staged to tarnish the Kogi state governor.
”The prison break and murder of security men in Kogi was contrived. It is a similar plot to the EFCC one. Those behind it need to know that when God is with someone nothing can stop him. Trying to undermine and discredit Yahaya cannot work. Those behind it will hear from us soon,” he said.
In the early hours of Monday, gunmen stormed the Kabba Custodial Centre. Two soldiers were killed, but several inmates were released.
One soldier and a police officer are said to have died as a result of the incident.
At the time of the incident, the Kabba Custodial institution held 294 detainees, many of whom escaped after gunmen detonated explosives on three sides of the perimeter fence.