Explosion, gunshots as gunmen attack Kuje prison


Gunmen on Tuesday attacked the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) Kuje Medium Security Custodial Centre, Abuja with explosives.

It was gathered that the first explosion occurred at about 10:25pm then the second and third. Gunshots followed immediately, causing panic in the area.

Spokesman of the NCoS Abubakar Umar confirmed this in a statement on Wednesday morning.

According to him, “Men of the Armed Squad of the NCoS and other security agencies attached to the Custodial centre have responded.

“Calm has been restored to the facility and the situation is under control.”

Umar noted that details will be made available soon.