18th September, 2021
The Kogi State government has blamed politicians in the state for the recent attack on a correctional facility in Kabba.
Mr Kingsley Fanwo, Commissioner for Information, said this on Friday in Lagos.
He said politicians sponsored the attack to discredit Governor Yahaya Bello’s administration.
The commissioner noted that the government is investigating the issue to get those sabotaging the state.
Mr Kingsley also noted that the report of its findings would be made public.
He said that the attack was to rubbish Bello’s security architecture.
Fanwo stated that the attack on the Custodial Centre was a coordinated one by saboteurs.
He said the government would do all in its capacity to rejig the security network of the state.
“We are going to do more in fortifying our state, especially government facilities, and bring all those sabotaging our state to justice,” he said.
“We had intelligence as regards the planned attack on the custodial centre, which we communicated to the appropriate quarters.
“We were assured that 20 military men would be stationed at the centre to counter any aggression, he said.
“People should not also undermine the plain fact that there are high-profile criminal inmates in the custodial centre and their members would do everything possible to free them.
“That is why we want the Federal Government to do more to protect the correctional facilities.”