Gunmen Attack Kuje Prison In Abuja

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Residents around the Kuje area in Abuja were thrown into panic mode when gunshots and explosions were heard in the area.

Confirming the development, the Nigerian Correctional Service explained that that there was an attack on the Custodial Centre in the Kuje area council of the Federal Capital Territory.

In a statement by its spokesperson, Umar Abubakar, in the early hours of Wednesday, he said the armed squad of the service in collaboration with other security agencies responded to the attack.

He, however, said calm had been returned to the area.

“I wish to confirm that about 2200hrs, some yet to be identified gunmen attacked the Medium Security Custodial Centre, Kuje in the Federal Capital Territory,” Umar said.

“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.

“Details will be made available soon.”

The incident comes hours after gunmen attacked a presidential advance convoy near Dutsinma, Katsina.

“The attackers opened fire on the convoy from ambush positions but were repelled by the military, police and DSS personnel accompanying the convoy,” presidential spokesperson Garba Shehu said.

“Two persons in the convoy are receiving treatment for the minor injuries they suffered. All the other personnel, staff, and vehicles made it safely to Daura.”




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