The Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP) has released footage of the hit on the Kuje Correctional Centre in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
Newsbreak.ng had reported earlier that scores of terrorists invaded Kuje prison at about 10 p.m. Tuesday night, July 5, 2022, with bombs, grenades, and assault weapons for the attack which led to the escape of many inmates.
In the Kuje Prison attack video released by ISWAP, the insurgents could be heard rejoicing after breaching the facility; some vehicles are seen on fire. The incursion of the penitentiary freed several terrorists and other hardened criminals convicted or in remand.
The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) confirmed that said out of 879 inmates escaped from the facility, 443 have been recaptured. Public Relations Officer, Umar Abubakar said 551 inmates are currently in the facility with 4 inmates dead; 16 sustained injuries,.
An officer of the NSCDC also paid the ultimate price, while at least 8 NCos officers were wounded.
The statement was titled, “Medium Security Custodial Centre, Kuje attacked by gunmen.”
It read, “I wish to confirm that at about 2200hrs, some yet-to-be-identified gunmen attacked the Medium Security Custodial Centre, Kuje, in the Federal Capital Territory.
“However, men of the Armed Squad of the Nigerian Correctional Service and other security agencies attached to the Custodial Centre have responded and calm has been restored to the facility and the situation is under control.
“Other details will be made available soon.”
Watch Video Below;