Aug 18, 2022

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BREAKING: Deadly armed robbers, kidnappers escape after Boko Haram attack Kuje prison – Legit.ng

The federal government has confirmed that about 600 inmates have escaped from the Kuje Correctional Facility after the attack by suspected terrorists on Tuesday evening.

During a visit Speaking to the facility, Interior Ministry Under-Secretary Mr. Shuaibu Belgore stated that over 300 of the inmates had been picked up and more were on their way.

He added that the facility houses 994 inmates and that the attackers, who he suspects are Boko Haram terrorists, attacked the facility to rescue their co-conspirators.

He added that one person died and three others were injured during the attack.

There was chaos among residents of the Kuje prison area in Abuja Tuesday night after explosions and gunfire were heard coming from the direction of the correctional center.< /p>

A Nigerian Correctional Service spokesman, AD Umar, confirmed that gunmen had attacked the correctional center but that normality was restored after security officials intervened.

“I would like to confirm that around 22:00 some armed men yet to be identified attacked the prison at Medium Security Custodial Center, Kuje in the Federal Capital Territory,” said Umar.

“Men of the armed The detention center has responded and calm has returned to the facility and the situation is under control.”

Source: Legit.ng