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FG Discloses Identity Of Suspects Behind Kuje Prison Attack

The federal government has declared that the Boko Haram terrorist group are suspected to be responsible for Tuesday’s attack on the Kuje Prison facility in Abuja.

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Mr. Shuaibu Belgore gave the hint when he visited the facility on Wednesday.

He added that about 600 inmates escaped from the facility following Tuesday’s attack but security operatives have been able to re-arrest 300 of them while efforts are ongoing to arrest others.

Belgore further disclosed that 994 inmates were been held in the facility before the attack by Boko Haram terrorists who he said launched the attack to free some of their members in prison.

The government official also confirmed the death of one person and the injury of three others during the attack.

It will be recalled that at least three bomb explosions were heard on Tuesday night in Abuja as terrorists stormed the Kuje Medium Custodial Centre and bombed sections of the facility.

The terrorists, according to reports, moved into the facility and freed some of its members, shooting sporadically to cause panic during the attack.

The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) has since confirmed the attack on the Kuje facility adding that security operatives returned fire during the attack and reinforcements have been deployed to restore calm.

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