The Nigerian Correctional Service has confirmed that there was an attack on the Custodial Centre in the Kuje area council of the Federal Capital Territory.
CHECKPOINTCHARLEY had reported that suspected terrorists had bombed and attacked the Kuje prison on Tuesday night.
In a statement on Wednesday by its spokesperson, Umar Abubakar, the prison authorities said the armed squad of the service in collaboration with other security agencies repelled the attack and that calm had been restored.
The statement read, “I wish to confirm that at about 2200hrs, some yet-to-be-identified gunmen attacked the Medium Security Custodial Centre, Kuje, in the Federal Capital Territory.
“However, men of the Armed Squad of the Nigerian Correctional Service and other security agencies attached to the Custodial Centre have responded and calm has been restored to the facility and the situation is under control.
“Other details will be made available soon.”