- The Kuje Medium Security Custodial Center in Abuja was attacked by gunmen with explosives on Tuesday night, according to the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS), which confirmed the attack on Wednesday
- In a new development, the Islamic State in the west, the province of Africa took over in response (ISWAP) claimed responsibility for the attack and even released a video to back up their claim
< li>On Wednesday evening, President Muhammadu Buhari visited the scene of the sad incident and blamed the intelligence system
An emerging report from the Daily Trust points this out that the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) has claimed responsibility for the attack on Kuje Prison in Abuja.
Video footage released by ISWAP
In footage from Wednesday evening July 6th, the terrorist sect showed some of their men making their way into the facility.
Dozens of militants were seen in the 38-second video marching in groups while Vehicles and buildings were on fire.
An elderly man dressed in local clothing also joined the young men who were shouting at the head of their voices.
Islamic State agency A’maq released the video with the caption: “Islamic State fighters attacked Kuje prison in Abuja yesterday and managed to free dozens of prisoners.”
The words were written in Arabic.
How Boko Haram attacked Kuje Correctional Facility in Abuja
Daredevils Gunmen suspected of being members of the feared terrorist group Boko Haram besieged the m middle security prison Kuje Abuja and attacked the facility with explosive devices and sophisticated assault weapons.
The armed men, who numbered about 300 according to eyewitnesses, rode motorcycles and broke into several military and police checkpoints in the City to successfully subdue a garrison of Nigerian Army personnel and a contingent of the Police Formation deployed to provide perimeter security for the facility, which houses high-level convicts and dangerous criminals awaiting trial.
Kuje Prison Attack: Big Trouble, as Secretary of Defense says all Boko Haram inmates have fled Boko Haram suspects being held at Kuje Prison in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) are loud Defense Minister Bashir Magashi all fled.
The minister who blamed the insurgents for the attack made the disturbing revelation on Wednesday, July 6, during a media briefing at the facility in Abuja.
“What actually happened, they came in droves and released some of the inmates. We are now trying to find out what kind of prisoners they released.