BREAKING: Buhari Storm Kuje Prisons After ‘Boko Haram’ Attack

Buhari, Osinbajo Storm Kuje Prisons After 'Boko Haram' Attack (News Central TV)

Following Tuesday night’s bomb attack on the Kuje Medium Security Custodial Centre in Abuja, President Muhammadu Buhari has visited the facility.

Ahead of his arrival, the Minister of Defence, Maj Gen Bashir Salihi Magashi (rtd); Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola; Minister of the FCT, Mohammed Musa Bello and the Inspector General of Police IGP Usman Baba Alkali, Paramilitary Service chiefs among other top government officials had visited the facility.

President Buhari will proceed to Dakar, Senegal for the International Development Association (IDA) for Africa Summit.

More than 100 terrorists had on Tuesday night attacked the Kuje prisons facility, freeing hundreds of inmates, among them fellow terrorists.

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No fewer than five persons were killed on Tuesday night after terrorists, numbering over 200 bombed the Kuje Prisons in Abuja.

Among those killed was a civil defence personnel attached to the facility, while four inmates, said to have attempted an escape were also killed.

About 879 inmates had escaped from the facility. However, 443 of them were recaptured, while the same number are currently still at large.

Spokesman of the Service, Chief Superintendent Abubakar Umar in an updated statement explained that suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police DCP Abba Kyari and other high profile inmates are still in custody, contrary to some reports that he had escaped.

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