Nigerian government confirms escape of 64 Boko Haram terrorists from Kuje correctional centre

The Nigerian government has confirmed the escape of 64 Boko-Haram terrorists who are inmates of the Kuje Custodial Centre, following Tuesday night attack of the facility by suspected terrorists which led to the death of four persons.

Penpushing reports that Minister of Defence, Bashir Magashi, made this disclosure says  while speaking with journalists during his visit to the centre on Wednesday, adding that as at the time of filing this reports the said alleged bandits were still at large.

The Minister added that, the government has yet to ascertain the criminal records of the inmates who are still on the run,adding that that findings revealed that, the alleged attackers were members of the Boko Haram ho had plan to forcefully free their alleged criminal partners.

“About 994 inmates, we have about 600 already inside now. Many people are being recaptured. The people who came to do this from the records belong to a particular group, from all indicators they are Boko-Haram. Presently, we could not locate any of them. Currently there are about 64 of them as inmates and we could not locate them,” the minister said after assessing the extent of damage at the facility’, he said.

Penpushing further reports that, Magashi said four persons were earlier retrieved and brought into the facility with several degrees of injuries sustained while they were trying to escape, adding that their corpses were later moved into a covered Toyota Hilux around 12 noon after spending sometime on the bare floor within the facility.

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