"Forty-four reports were given before the attack of Kuje. I want to say so, I want to confirm to you, 44. I went through all the reports."
The Deputy Speaker House of Representatives, Ahmed Idris Wase, Tuesday, revealed that the Department of State Services (DSS) presented 44 security reports to Nigerian authorities before the Kuje Prison attack in Abuja.
The Deputy Speaker disclosed this while contributing to a proposed motion to halt the planned ban on the use of motorcycles across the nation by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Nigerian government.
According to Daily Trust, the motion was presented by Abubakar Makki Yelleman (All Progressives Congress - Jigawa) at the plenary on Tuesday.
He said: “You can imagine what is happening today in Abuja. I will be frank with you. I went through DSS reports. Forty-four reports were given before the attack of Kuje. I want to say so, I want to confirm to you, 44. I went through all the reports. And it all has to do with this.
“There is no community that one attack or the other will happen and we will not have an intel, and this is part of the intel that they have given as what is going happen, what is happening and what is not going to happen.”
Wase, however, said the government should be supported to implement such moves in vulnerable communities where the ban could check banditry, terrorism and other forms of criminality.
SaharaReporters had reported that the Islamic State-backed faction of Boko Haram, known as the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) claimed responsibility for the recent attack on Kuje Correctional Centre in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
On July 5, 2022, terrorists invaded Kuje prison and freed hundreds of inmates, including Boko Haram members in detention.