There was pandemonium in Kuje prisons Abuja after gunshots and explosions hit the Custodial Centre in the Kuje area council of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja at 11 p.m on Tuesday.
Confirming the attack, the spokesperson of the service, Umar Abubakar, in a statement titled, “Medium Security Custodial Centre, Kuje attacked by gunmen” said the attack was quelled by a joint effort from the armed squad of the service and other security agencies.
As noted in the statement, Abubakar said, “I wish to confirm that at about 22:00 hours some yet-to-be-identified gunmen attacked the Medium Security Custodial Centre, Kuje, in the Federal Capital Territory.”
However, the spokesman confirmed that normalcy has been restored to the facility and the situation is under control. “Other details will be made available soon.”