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Panic As Bandits Attack Kuje Prison

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The Nigerian Correctional Service has disclosed that the Custodial Centre in the Kuje area council of the Federal Capital Territory was attacked by armed bandits.

In the early hours of Wednesday, residents had expressed fears due to repeated sounds of gunshots around the Kuje correctional center.

Confirming the attack, the spokesperson of the service, Umar Abubakar, the attack was quelled by a joint effort from the armed squad of the service and other security agencies.

The statement was titled, “Medium Security Custodial Centre, Kuje attacked by gunmen.”

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It 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.”

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