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JUST IN: Terrorists Break Into Kuje Prison, Set Inmates Free

In a daring move that should border the government and residents of Abuja, gunmen suspected to be terrorists on Tuesday night invaded the Kuje correctional centre, located at Kuje, the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

The Kuje medium prison facility came under attack about 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 sent residents scampering for safety.

Although there was no official confirmation yet, it was suspected that terrorists had launched a ferocious attack on the prison which triggered a fire-fight with security forces.

The Kuje Correctional Center has had a history of terrorists launching attacks to free colleagues detained there or serving prison sentence.

Hundreds of inmates, including terrorists in remands, have been released into the city of Abuja, according to an official of the center who escaped into the bush.

A security report issued earlier had alerted the prison officials of possible attacks of the medium prison.

Communities in the federal capital Territory, Abuja have come under repeated attacks by terrorists suspect to be herdsmen. In April this year, TMSnews reported the influx of terrorists into the nation’s capital, a development the FCT police command corroborated weeks later.

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