Nigerian Security forces have retaken the Kuje correctional facility in the capital, Abuja, after it was attacked by unknown assailants on Tuesday night.
Although, no terror group has claimed responsibilty for the onslaught, sources told News Central that there were loud explosions and shooting around the Kuje Correctional Facility.
Several inmates, including boko haram insurgents may have escaped the facility during the raid, according to reports.
Without providing further information, a representative for the Nigerian interior ministry stated that security personnel had “taken control of the situation.”
This is coming at a time when terrorists attacked the convoy of President Muhammadu Buhari in Katsina State, NorthWest Nigeria.
A convoy of vehicles carrying the advance team of security guards, as well as protocol and media officers ahead of the President’s trip to Daura for Eid celebration came under attack near Dutsinma in Katsina.
The attackers shelled the convoy from ambush positions, but they were repelled by operatives of the military, police, and the Department of State Services (DSS) accompanying the convoy.
Two persons in the convoy who sustained minor injuries were receiving treatment while all other persons made it safely to Daura.
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