The Federal Government has concluded investigations on the Kuje Medium Custodial Centre jailbreak by Boko Haram insurgents on July 5, 2022.
The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, who disclosed this on Tuesday, however said the investigation remained a security document that cannot be discussed in the open.
He said some of the escapees from the facility have been recaptured while a lot of them are still at large.
The attacks by the insurgents’ group led to the escape of over 600 inmates, including members of the terror group.
Briefing journalists at Radio House in Abuja while presenting his Ministry’s scorecard, Aregbesola who was flanked by the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, and the Permanent Secretary of his Ministry, Dr Shuaib Belgore, said the greatest legacy of the Buhari administration was the ability of the government to push Boko Haram insurgents out of all the local governments they occupied in 2015.
“In 2015 Boko Haram members were holding territories in local governments in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States, but today they have been dislodged. Yes, there are challenges here and there but there is no nation without challenges,” Aregbesola said.
The Minister also assured challenges relating to delays in the issuance of International Passports are being addressed, admitting that the procedures leading to data capturing are responsible for the delay.
“We don’t have enough processing and data capturing centres across the country. This is the major challenge. For instance, we have only three centres in the whole of Lagos but I can assure you that before this administration leaves by May 29, next year, Lagos will have 20 processing centres.
“We will open a processing centre in Daura, Oyo, Zaria, Alimosho, Defence Headquarters, Head of Service Office and one in the Ministry of Interior,” Aregbesola assured.