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BREAKING: Gunmen attack Kuje prison in commando style

Gunmen in commando style attacked the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) Kuje Medium Security Custodial Centre, Abuja with explosives on Tuesday night. (TNG) reports sporadic gunshots and bomb blasts were at the Kuje prison that is located in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Residents close to the area said the heavy gunshots started at about 10 pm and lasted close to an hour. They said it was not clear who the gunmen are but believed to be some criminal elements.

Meanwhile, the Service Public Relations Officer (SPRO), Mr Abubakar Umar has confirmed the attack.

In a statement on Wednesday in Abuja, Umar confirmed that the yet-to-be-identified gunmen attacked the prison at about 10 pm.

“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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