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NCS speaks on Kuje prison attack

The Nigerian Correctional Service has issued a statement regarding the assault on the Custodial Centre located in the Kuje area council of the Federal Capital Territory, also known as FCT Abuja.

Umar Abubakar, a spokesperson for the NCS, issued a brief statement in which he confirmed that the facility had been attacked by gunmen. However, the armed squad of the service, along with the assistance of other security agencies, responded to the attack.

The statement titled, “Medium Security Custodial Centre, Kuje attacked by gunmen”, read: “I wish to confirm that at about 10pm, 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.”

He assured that calm had been returned to the area.

“Other details will be made available soon,” he said.

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