The inmates at the Kuje Prison which was recently attacked by terrorists have threatened to cause riot after Warders of the prison claimed that money kept for the prisoners had been carted away by Boko Haram during the attack on the prison facility.
Recall, the prison in the federal capital territory was breached at about 10:00 p.m. on July 5 by suspected Boko Haram insurgents.
While some detainees refused to take advantage of the jailbreak, all prisoners affiliated with Boko Haram escaped, according to defence minister Bashir Magashi.
The inmates who remained in the prison had threaten to cause another chaos as officials claimed all their savings have been looted by the attackers.
According to Peoples Gazette reports, an official said the money had been kept with at least five prison officials, including those manning the commissary, for several months.
“Yes, that is the problem we’re confronting now,” an official said when asked for corroboration Wednesday evening. “Some people lost money in naira while some lost in dollars.”
The official said the money belong to wealthy individuals inside the prison.
“It’s those big men that are more enraged because they kept millions with the warders,” the official said. “About N82 million was declared missing and four people are looking for $36,000.”
“We don’t know what the prison management will do about the matter because the money was not kept with the warders officially,” the source added.
The facility houses politicians including former Taraba Governor Jolly Nyame and federal lawmaker Farouk Lawan.
Suspended police chief Abba Kyari was also held at the centre, as well as former pensions directorate grunt Abdulrasheed Maina.