Kuje Prison Attack: Over 800 Inmates Escape, Four Killed – NCoS

Written by on July 6, 2022

Authorities of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) say over 800 inmates escaped the Kuje Prison on Tuesday night following an attack by suspected Boko Haram Terrorists. 

According to a statement by on Wednesday by the Chief Superintendent of Corrections, Umar Abubakar, a total of 879 inmates escaped from the facility.

Mr Abubakar further stated that “443 of the escapees have been recaptured while 551 inmates are currently in custody, and 443 inmates are still at large,” however, these figures are do not seem to add up, especially in the light that the facility is said to have held only 994 inmates prior to the attack.

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