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Boko Haram Takes Over Kuje Federal Prisons Abuja, Release Hardened Terrorists, Criminals, Fate Of High Profile Prisoners Uncertain

Boko Haram fighters have seized control of the prisons in Kuje, an Abuja suburb in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), freeing terrorists and other hardened criminals into the nation’s capital.

The terrorists stormed the facility at about 10:00 p.m., detonating explosives and opening live rounds on State agents guarding the facility, according to a senior government official.

“Suspected Boko Haram attackers have just seized the prisons from our control,” an official said to Peoples Gazette. “They have destroyed the prison and we don’t know what they plan to do next.” 

The official could not immediately elaborate on the unfolding chaos at the prison, which holds suspects ranging from disgraced Police chief Abba Kyari to infamous terror masterminds.

“All major, biggest terrorists, armed robbers and kidnappers have escaped,” a top security source told The Gazette.

Residents in the areas have also confirmed hearing loud noises believed to be explosives and gunfire. 

Soldiers and other security personnel around the facility reportedly fled when the attackers arrived in “over 1,000 motorcycles,” per our sources.

Another prison source told The Gazette some high-profile suspects did not escape during the attack, which lasted about three hours.

“Abba Kyari, Farouk Lawan and other white-collar detainees are still here,” a top prison source said. “But most of the violent criminals and terrorists have been released.”

A spokesman for the Nigerian Correctional Service and the FCT police did not immediately return requests seeking details about the incident late Tuesday.

First published in Peoples Gazette

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