There were explosions and sporadic gunfire around Kuje Prison on Tuesday night as terrorists attacked the correctional facility.
The prison came under attack around 10:20 pm when what was suspected to be a high calibre bomb went off followed by two more explosions and the ensuing sporadic gunfire that caused panic among residents in the area.
According to a resident, the exchange of fire lasted for about thirty.
A staff of the prison reportedly confirmed the attack saying the attackers came from the back of the prison.
Recall that a security report issued earlier had alerted the prison officials of possible attacks of the medium prison.
The spokesperson of the Nigerian Correctional Service, Umar Abubakar had yet to speak on the incident as at the time of filing this report.
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