President Muhammadu Buhari has explained why he did not cancel his trip to Senegal after the Kuje jailbreak.
The President is scheduled to participate in the International Development Association (IDA) for Africa Summit in Dakar, Senegal.
The IDA, a financial institution, which offers concessional loans and grants to developing countries, is a member of the World Bank Group.
In a statement by spokesman Garba Shehu, Buhari said his failure to attend the meeting would make would mean that the terrorists are successful.
The Nigerian leader made the comment after his visit to the Kuje prison where he assessed the extent of damage.
The government informed the public that it was aware of the mounting criticism of the trip to Dakar.
“Governments don’t stop working because nations face terrorist threats”, the presidency argued.
“To cancel the trip to Senegal would mean that the terrorists are successful in calling the shots, something that no responsible government in the world will allow.”
In Kuje, the President was also informed that security forces have recaptured 350 of the escapees while about 450 others are still unaccounted for.
“I am disappointed with the intelligence system. How can terrorists organize, have weapons, attack a security installation and get away with it?”, Buhari quipped.
More from my site
- Buhari decries poor intelligence at Kuje jailbreak, demands probe
- OVID-19: World Bank warned over $114m grant to Nigeria
- Kuje Jailbreak: Police Apprehend Fleeing Boko Haram Terrorist In Nasarawa
- May 29 Inauguration: Tinubu to inherit insecurity, subsidy crisis, economic instability, others
- World Bank approves $400m credit for Nigeria
- FG To Borrow $750m From World Bank On Behalf Of States
- NASS leadership told to stop Buhari from borrowing fresh $4bn, €710m loans
- Troops Dealt Decisive Blow on Boko Haram in Asikra Uba (photos & video)
- Troops Repel Terrorist’s Attack In Baga, Kill 10 (GRAPHIC PHOTOS)
- Troops neutralise ISWAP terrorists, rescue abducted Chibok girl in Borno (photos)
- Abike Dabiri Receives 187 Nigerians From South Africa (Video & Photos)
- DMO: Nigeria Owes World Bank, IMF, AfDB $31.98bn
- Buhari’s $22.7 Billion Loan Spending Plan: $1.25bn For Abuja Rail, $500m For NTA
- FG secures $3bn World Bank loan for power sector
- “We have moved 10m Nigerians out of poverty” – Federal Government claims
- Switzerland Returns Abacha Loot With $1.5m Interest
- World Bank Loans Nigeria $700m For Water Supply, FG Blames States
- Photos: Beninese Offer Special Voodoo At A Shrine To Pray For Benin Success In Nations Cup Match
- Fuel subsidy: Controversy over $800m World Bank loan to Nigeria
- Nigeria far behind many nations, restructuring the way forward – Dogara
- Nigeria Correctional Center Releases Names and Photos of Some of the Inmates That Escaped During Imo Jailbreak