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”The Story Is False” – Nigerian Correctional Service On The Whereabouts of Abba Kyari And Others After Kuje Prison Attack

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The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) has cleared the air following reports that high-profile personalities including former Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari are missing after Kuje prison was attacked.

Recall that the prison was attacked Tuesday evening.

Reacting, NCoS said that Kyari is safe in custody as there was no threat to his life.

The Service Public Relations Officer (SPRO), Francis Enobore, said this in a statement released in Abuja today July 6.

Enobore said that it was necessary to address the issue following a publication by an online media organization alleging Kyari was attacked by his fellow inmates.

”The story is false, reckless and mischievous. It is the handiwork of some jobless cheap recognition-seeking charlatans masquerading as newsmen, lacking in intellectual capacity to interrogate what they conjure or hear before feeding the public.

That the author is completely oblivious of where and how detention of a suspect originates speaks volume of his ineptitude and the much his story can be relied upon.

For the record, Abba Kyari is one of the over 800 inmates in the location where he is being kept. However, notable individuals including Ex-Governors, Ministers, Senators and other celebrities of higher social status have passed through the same facility without any threat to their lives, ” he said.

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Enobore added that “Those playing pranks with his detention are warned to desist from such unpatriotic acts as they may be asked, through formal litigation, to justify their statement.

The Controller-General, NCoS, Haliru Nababa, is determined to continue to upscale inmates’ welfare, safe and humane custody with fervour.

Therefore, he will not be distracted by inane publications”.

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