Ministry Gives Update On Inmates That Escape From Kuje prison

The Nigeria Ministry of Interior has cleared the air on the attack of Kuje prison on July 05, 2022 which led to escape of over 600 inmates.

The Ministry spoke the The Permanent Secretary, Dr Shuaib Belgore, who disclosed that Boko Haram terrorists were behind the attack.

He alleged that the terrorist group was on a mission to emancipate its their members in the custody.

Hear him: “The initial entry attempt was unsuccessful, then they attacked another section of the wall with higher grade explosives which brought the wall down.

“The forces on the ground did everything they could to repel them but the number they came with was high which they were not able to defend against. They kept on fighting gallantly unfortunately the breach happened.

“At the time they came in they killed one NSCDC operative while trying to save the situation. The inmates here are 994.

“We understand they are Boko Haram terrorists and came specifically came for their conspirators. Many of them have returned, some were retrieved from the bushes they were hiding, right now we have retrieved about 300 out of about 600 that got out of the jail,” he said.

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