Kuje Attack: 879 Prisoners Flee the Prison - Focus News


Thursday, 7 July 2022

Kuje Attack: 879 Prisoners Flee the Prison


Kuje Prison attack

The Nigeria Correctional Service report the unprecedented attack that happened Wednesday at the Kuje Correctional Centre Abuja, by a suspected Boko Haram members.

According to the reports by the agency Spokesman, Umar Abubakar said, the attacked claimed the lives of four inmates and one personnel of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) working at the Medium Security Custodial Centre, Kuje Correctional Service.

Not only that, 16 other inmates members were severely injured during the incidence as well as other three security personnel that witnessed the scene. He added that, the gunmen came through the main entrance of the centre where they released their destructive device that claimed many people's lives.

Meanwhile, there are other security agencies at the centre before this unfortunate scene occured. He said, "there are 38 military officers, Nigerian Police Force officers, Civil Defence, DSS and the NCoS Squad at the spot before they carry out this catastrophic event.

Moreover, 879 inmates reported to have fled from the prison as the gunmen use the medium to take out Boko Haram members in the custody of NCoS. 

Although, Abubakar said, 443 inmates members have been recaptured, and 551 inmates are in their custody. He added that the Correction Information Management System of the agency will have to work hand in hand with the National Identity Management Commission to recapture the escaped ones.

He plead to hospitals and other medical institutions to be vigilant and report anyone that may come for treatment with gunshot injury.

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