Armed men suspected to be terrorists have on Tuesday night launched an attack on the Kuje Medium Prison in Abuja causing pandemonium among residents of the area.
Reports gathered indicated that the prison facility came under attack around 10:27 p.m. with bomb explosions and gunshots heard from the direction of the correctional centre.
However, according to Channels TV, a 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.
The media channel quoted Umar as saying “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.”
Adding that 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.