Governor Yahaya Bello has said the Kabba jail attack was sponsored by some politicians to discredit the security in Kogi State.
The governor, who was represented by the state Commissioner for Information, Mr Kingsley Fanwo, during a press conference in Lagos Friday said the government is looking into the issue to identify and make public the saboteurs.
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He said the attack was meant to make a mess of Bello’s security architecture and his political strategies.
“We have intelligence as regards planned attack on the custodial centre which we communicated to the appropriate quarters. We were assured that 20 military men would be stationed to counter any aggression.
“People should not also undermine the 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 government to do more to protect the correctional facilities,” he said.
Speaking further, he said the jailbreak had taught the state a lesson that would propel it to do more in re-jigging its security architecture.
“Despite all odds, the state remains one of the best and safest states in the country as regards security matters. We are going to do more on fortifying our state, especially government facilities, and bring all those sabotaging our state to book,” he said.