The Department of State Services (DSS) shared 44 intelligence reports prior to the attack on the Kuje correctional facility, according to Idris Wase, deputy speaker of the house of representatives.
In the Tuesday plenary, Wase spoke from the green chamber’s floor.
He said this while addressing a motion on the need to stop the federal government’s proposed nationwide ban on commercial motorcycles, which was sponsored by Abubakar Yallemen of Jigawa state.
On July 5, armed men broke into a prison in the federal capital territory (FCT) and released hundreds of prisoners, including some who were thought to be Boko Haram members.
Wase said though the ban on commercial motorcycles will affect transportation system in local areas, it is necessary to check insecurity.
“For most of us — 90 percent of my community if not 99 percent — this is the only means of transportation,” he said.
“We appreciate his motion and sensibility, but in line with our principle to help in curbing the incessant insecurity in our country, we have to cooperate with the government.
“You cannot imagine what is happening today in Abuja. I’ll confirm to you that I went through the DSS report — 44 reports were given before the attack on Kuje.
“I want to say so. I want to confirm to you — 44. I read through all the reports and it all has to do with this.
“There is no community that one attack or the other will happen that you will not have intel, and this is part of the intel that they had given as to what is exactly going to happen. So, we have to cooperate with the government.”
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