The federal government of Nigeria reveals that about 600 inmates escaped after suspected Boko Haram terrorists attacked Kuje prison
The Federal Government has revealed that about 600 inmates escaped from the Kuje Correctional Centre after suspected Boko Haram terrorists attacked the facility on Tuesday evening.
Channels Television reported that Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Interior, Mr Shuaibu Belgore who visited the facility today July 6, disclosed that over 300 of the inmates have been apprehended and more are on the way.
Belgore also revealed that the facility houses 994 inmates and that the attackers, which he suspects are Boko Haram terrorists, attacked the facility to rescue their co-conspirators.
One person died and three others were injured during the attack.
Meanwhile, On Tuesday, July 5, terrorists assaulted a convoy carrying President Muhammadu Buhari’s advance team near Dutsinma, Katsina State.
The attack was verified in a statement by the presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, who also revealed that two people were hurt.
Before President Muhammadu Buhari’s departure to Daura for Sallah, the terrorists reportedly assaulted a “convoy of automobiles transporting the Advance Team comprising security personnel, protocol and media officers.”