Abba Kyari, a suspended police officer, claims that his protracted confinement in prison has inspired terrorist groups to intensify their operations.
Kyari made the declaration through his lawyer, Nureini Jimoh, according to the Peoples Gazette, while pleading with the Federal High Court in Abuja to reconsider his bail application.
The former head of the Intelligence Response Team identified incidents of instability, including as the train bombing in Abuja-Kaduna, that may have been avoided if he hadn’t been imprisoned.
While pleading for bail through his lawyer, Kyari stated that his life and the lives of his comrades were in danger because they were sharing the Kuje penitentiary facility with several criminals they had arrested.
These is documented in the file submitted to the court :
Upon the incarceration of the applicants, criminality in the nation has risen up. The Kaduna train attack, Kaduna-Abuja Road attack as well as Kaduna airport attack was a result of the incarceration of the applicants.
The entire plan to incarcerate the applicants led to the criminal upsurge and other high level insecurity in the country. Since the incarceration of the applicants, the police have not recorded any level of success on the senseless attack(s) across the country
At the centre, the applicants who were Head and deputy head of the Intelligence Response Team of the Nigeria Police Force met stiff resistance, attack and open threats to the lives of the applicants by series head of criminal gang that they had bursted.
There is no correctional centre that the criminals that have been arrested by the IRT under the headship of the applicant in furtherance of their constitutional and statutory duties as police officers cannot be found and there is a high likelihood of threat to the lives of the applicants.