The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS) on Wednesday confirmed that there was an attack on the Kuje Correctional Centre.
The authorities were however silent on wether or not the attack resulted in the escape of any inmate from the facility.
Umar Abubakar, spokesperson of the NCS who confirmed the incident in a statement tilted “Medium Security Custodial Centre, Kuje attacked by gunmen”, said the armed squad of the service in collaboration with other security agencies swiftly responded to the attack, adding, that normalcy had been returned.
The statement reads: “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.”
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