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Tension as gunmen attack Kuje prison in Abuja

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No fewer than three prisoners from the Ijebu Ode Correctional centre in Ogun State's Ijebu Ode Local Government Area have escaped.

Gunmen attacked the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) Kuje Medium Security Custodial Centre, Abuja with explosives on Tuesday night.

Sources say that the gunmen attacked the prison with intentions of freeing some inmates in detention.

According to the NCoS public relations officer, Abubakar Umar, confirmed this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja.

Umar said that some yet-to-be-identified gunmen attacked the Medium Security Custodial Centre, Kuje in the Federal Capital Territory about 10 pm.

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“However, men of the Armed Squad of the NCoS and other security agencies attached to the Custodial centre have responded.

“Calm has been restored to the facility and the situation is under control. Details will be made available soon,” he said.

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