Former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has alleged that the attack on Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS), in Kabba, Kogi State, was planned by those trying to undermine and discredit Governor Yahaya Bello.
In a tweet on his verified Twitter account, Fani-Kayode said the prison break was contrived.
He said the prison break was planned same way the recent fraud allegations against Bello by Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) was contrived to discredit Kogi state governor.
”The prison break and murder of security men in Kogi was contrived. It is a similar plot to the EFCC one. Those behind it need to know that when God is with someone nothing can stop him. Trying to undermine and discredit Yahaya cannot work. Those behind it will hear from us soon,” he said.
Gunmen had attacked the Kabba Custodial Centre in the wee hours of Monday. Two soldiers were killed while a lot of inmates were freed.
During the attack, one soldier and a policeman reportedly lost their lives during the attack.
The Kabba Custodial facility had 294 inmates as at the time of the attack, many of whom escaped after the gunmen used explosives to destroy three sides of the perimeter fence.