News coming in says that the inmates who escaped Kuje prison during the attack by terrorists earlier this morning have been recaptured.


Vanguard News reported that the terrorists planted bombs in an apparent move to gain entry into the facility and free some of its members from the Kuje Medium Custodial Centre in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

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Vanguard reported that hundreds of inmates escaped after gunmen suspected to be Ansaru [email protected] stormed the facility on Tuesday night with [email protected] and heavy gunfire.

In the new development, the Nigerian Correctional Services, NCS has successfully recaptured several Inmates that escaped during a terror attack on Kuje Prison.

The Defense Minister, Bashir Magashi, told the media that during the attack, all the Boko Haram detainees escaped. Also, the Minister said the [email protected] started around 10:30 pm with heavy gunfire and explosion.

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It is reported that over 879 inmates escaped while over 443 inmates have been recaptured. According to reports, the VVIPs including Abba Kyari, are in custody as none of them escaped.

The Nigerian correctional service is still investigating and looking for the other inmates on the run.