A total of 10 people were killed in the deadly attack on Kuje Prisons in Abuja on Tuesday by Suspected Ansaru Terrorists.
This newspaper learned that 10 inmates and a Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Officer were killed in the attack.
It was gathered that the Terrorists had used bombs to gain control of all entry and exit points of the facility on Tuesday and released over 900 inmates including their members.
According to eyewitness reports, the terrorists invaded the facility around 9:05pm and operated till 1:30am on Wednesday morning.
“About ten of the inmates were killed during the attack, a Civil Defence official was also confirmed dead. Some of the inmates sustained injuries as well, everywhere is calm now,”, a reliable source revealed.
Other Inmates have been removed from the facility including the suspended deputy commissioner of police, Abba Kyari, who was remanded at the prison by a Federal High Court.
Kyari is standing trial for allegedly dealing in cocaine alongside four members of his former police unit, the Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Unit (IRT), and two other persons arrested at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport in Enugu, Enugu State, in January this year.
Photos from the scene of the attack can be seen here