Terrorists Attack Kuje Prison In Abuja, Free Boko Haram Prisoners

Heavily armed gunmen Tuesday night attacked Kuje Medium Prison in Abuja freeing more than 90 per cent of the inmates.

Sources revealed that the gunmen invaded the correctional centre around 10.30pm, with heavy bombardments and successfully operated for about one hour unhindered.

It was gathered that the invading gunmen, who came with trucks, went away with Boko Haram inmates at the Correctional centre. After the operation, other inmates, apart from Boko Haram members taken away by the gunmen, also escape.

Sources revealed that after the attack not more than 30 out of the over 1,000 inmates were found at the correctional centre.

A prison staff, who confirmed the attack in a chat with Daily Sun, said some of the attackers came from the back of the prison yard, while others arrived with trucks used to evacuate the targeted inmates.

Details about the casualties suffered in the attack were still sketchy at the time of filing this report, but one of SaharaReporters’ inside sources said many inmates were able to escape.

“The place was completely ruined and all the inmates have left the facility for now, including Abba Kyari,” one of SaharaReporters’ inside sources said.

“Most of the inmates have escaped from the facility; it is sad. It houses over 700 inmates,” another source said.

Earlier, while the attack was going on, one of our sources had said, “Can you hear the gunshot, we are under serious attack.”

Kuje prison was established in 1989, it has minimum and maximum holding cells where inmates are incarcerated.

It is famous for holding high-profile offenders, including former governors and ministers.

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