Kuje Prison Attack May Be Trade by Barter – Gombe Reps Member

Abubakar Yunus, an APC Gombe member of the House of Representatives, claims that the recent release of another group of the victims of the train attack and the attack on the Kuje Prison may have been “trade by barter.”

On Tuesday, Abubakar Yunus was interviewed on Channels TV’s Politics Today.

Terrorists freed five more Kaduna train attack victims earlier on Tuesday.

When the terrorists attacked a train headed towards Kaduna on March 28, 2022, they had kidnapped a number of people.

On July 5, 2022, terrorists took over Kuje Prison and released over 800 suspects, including every member of Boko Haram who was being held there.

When questioned about whether there was a connection between the recent release of some of the passengers and the attack on Kuje prison, he responded, “I will not say that the mechanism, the security architecture, is not actually in place. I have been a legislator for so many years and I have been overseeing the defense mechanism. I’ll say instead that it’s a component of the tactically programmable method the government intends to use it.

He added, “Why I say that? Prior to the Kuje prison attack, was Kuje prison ever attacked? Was it the first time they had put insurgents, Boko Haram there? Why? So all those response teams were there. I want to allude to the fact that earlier on, the government argued that they had the capacity to bombard these insurgents to free the captives, but they were afraid of collateral damage.

“To us, when the bandits or the insurgents are claiming the release of our captives; and probably I will allude to the school of thought, the hypothesis, maybe it is a trade by barter. So it was a deliberate non-intervention of the government.”

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