6th July, 2022
The Ministry of Interior has confirmed that about 600 inmates escaped from the Kuje Prison following Tuesday night attack by suspected Boko Haram terrorists.
Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Mr Shuaibu Belgore however said over 300 of the inmates have been re-arrested and more are on the way.
He spoke Wednesday during a visit to the facility.
He said the facility was holding 994 inmates before the attack by Boko Haram terrorists.
Belgore said the terrorists attacked the facility to rescue their co-conspirators.
He also added that one person died and three others were injured during the attack.