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Kuje terror attack: 300 of the inmates have been retrieved, more on way – FG


The Federal Government claimed that about 300 out of 600 inmates who escaped from the Kuje Correctional Centre have been retrieved and more on way, following Tuesday evening’s attack by suspected terrorists.

Telescope.ng gathered that during a visit to the facility, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Interior, Mr Shuaibu Belgore explained that the facility houses 994 inmates and that the attackers, which he suspects are Boko Haram terrorists, attacked the facility to rescue their co-conspirators.

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

According to Channels TV, there was pandemonium among residents of the Kuje prison area in Abuja on Tuesday evening after explosions and gunshots were heard from the direction of the correctional centre.

A spokesperson for the Nigerian Correctional Service, AD Umar, confirmed that gunmen had attacked the correctional centre but that normalcy had been restored after security agencies intervened.

Umar said, “I wish to confirm that about 2200hrs, some yet to be identified gunmen attacked the Medium Security Custodial Centre, Kuje in the Federal Capital Territory, 

However, men of the Armed Squad of the Nigerian Correctional Service and other security agencies attached to the Custodial centre have responded and calm has been restored to the facility and the situation is under control.”

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