BREAKING: Terrorists Bomb Kuje Prison Abuja, free Inmates, Abba Kyari moved

Terrorists bomb Kuje Prison Abuja, free Inmates, Abba Kyari moved

Terrorists Bomb Kuje Prison Abuja, free Inmates, Abba Kyari moved

There was tension in Kuje area of Abuja, as terrorists attacked the Kuje correctional centre with bomb explosions and gunshots.

The Spokesperson for the Nigerian Correctional Service, AD Umar, confirmed that gunmen had attacked the correctional centre but that normalcy had been restored after security agencies intervened.

“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.

Reports suggest that Abba Kyari and other high profile inmates in the facility did not escape but have been moved to a secure facility.

“Details will be made available soon.”

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Channels TV reports that 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.”

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, confirmed in a statement on Tuesday that the President was not in the convoy as it was the convoy of the advance team of the President.

He clarified that a convoy of cars carrying the advance team of protocol officers, security guards and media officers ahead of the President’s trip to Daura for Sallah came under attack near Dutsinma in Katsina.

Terrorists Bomb Kuje Prison Abuja, free Inmates, Abba Kyari moved

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