Gunmen attack Abuja Kuje prison

GUNMEN suspected to be terrorists have attacked the Kuje correctional facility in Abuja, Federal Capital Territory.

Multiple sources said that the gunmen invaded the facility at about 10 pm but security operatives were able to repel the attack.

“Can you hear the gunshot, we are under serious attack,” a source said.

Kuje prison was established in 1989, it has minimum and maximum holding cells where inmates are incarcerated.

It is famous for holding high-profile offenders, including former governors and ministers.

The prison authorities could not be contacted at press time.

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