Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has reacted to the attack on Kuje prison.
The politician condemned the attack on the Kuje correctional facility which was carried out by terrorists.
Recall that at least 600 inmates escaped the Kuje prison in Nigeria’s capital after terrorists suspected to be Boko Haram fighters attacked the facility on Tuesday night.
Reacting, Atiku, a former vice president, expressed worries that the hardened criminals who escaped from the facility may pose more security problems in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
According to him, insecurity has continued to deteriorate in the country because Nigerians were unable to “enthrone a regime of law and order in which the arrest and prosecution of criminals will be made a priority.”
A post on his social medi handles reads, “I am concerned and saddened by reports of the attack on Kuje Prison by suspected terrorists.
“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 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”.