President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday visited the Kuje Medium Security Custodial Centre in Abuja following attack on the facility by suspected Boko Haram insurgents.
The terrorists attacked the correctional centre on Tuesday night and released over 600 inmates.
Although some of the inmates had been recaptured by security agents, over 400 others including 64 Boko Haram insurgents are currently at large.
The President was received at the facility by the Inspector -General of Police, Usman Baba Alkali, paramilitary Service Chiefs and Chairman of Kuje Area Council among other top officials.
The Service Public Relations Officer, Nigerian Correctional Service, Abubakar Umar, in a chat with journalists during the President’s visit to the facility, said 551 inmates are currently in custody.
He said an operative of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) attached to the correctional centre was killed while three personnel of the NCoS were seriously injured.
The attackers, according to him, broke into the facility, using Improvised Explosive Devices to destroy the main entrance and the fence respectively.
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