Wanted: Identities Of Terrorist Escapees From Kuje Prison Surface

Following a jail break by Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) on Tuesday night at Kuje prison in Nigeria’s capital city, Abuja, the federal government has published details of some escaped terrorists serving jail terms in the facility, while declaring them wanted.

Reportedly, over over 900 inmates, including Boko Haram prisoners escaped from the prison after the terror group raided.

Shuaib Belgore, the permanent secretary in the ministry of interior, said the attackers were prepared with assorted weaponry. “The initial entry attempt was unsuccessful, then they attacked another section of the wall with higher grade explosives which brought the wall down,” he had said. “The forces on ground did everything they could to repel them, but the number they came with were high, which they were not able to defend against.”

He added: “They kept on fighting gallantly [but] unfortunately the breach happened. Reinforcement came when they were halfway through it. They were eventually repelled. At the time they came in, they killed one NSCDC personnel while trying to save the situation.

“The inmates here are 994. We understand they are Boko Haram terrorists and came specifically for their conspirators.“

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