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Prison Break: Abba Kyari, Former Governors, Other High Profile Inmates Allegedly Missing After Gunmen Attack On Kuje Prison | TheCity

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There are reports that some high profile inmates at the Kuje Correctional Centre, Abuja may have escaped after an attack by unknown gunmen on the facility on Tuesday night.

The attacks, which lasted some hours, were said to have been resisted by military personnel and prison guards on duty with the gunmen bombarding the facility with bombs and explosives.

However, Sources said Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari and his men who were in the facility may have escaped from the facility.

Former Plateau Governor Joshua Dariye and his Taraba counterpart Jolly Nyame who had been granted pardon by the National Council of States were also reportedly in the facility as the Federal Government was yet to effect their release as of the time of the attacks.

Sources within the facility confided in The Nation that besides the high profile inmates, some terrorists and other criminals might have escaped in the thickness of the darkness and the gunfire from the attackers.

However, as of the time of filing this report, there was no official confirmation on the number of escapees and their profiles.

A source told The Nation it would be difficult to confirm if Kyari and his men were evacuated for safety before the attackers gained entrance into the facility.

He also said same applied to the former Governors.

The Public Relations Officer of the Nigerian Correctional Service, Francis Enobore and his FCT junior officer, Mr Humphrey Chukwuendo, could not be reached. Their mobiles were on switched off.

The Kuje Medium Custodial Centre came under heavy bombardments by terrorists on Tuesday night

The attacks, which caught the guards at facility unawares, threw the entire area into confusion.

It was reported that the first explosion, went off around 10.25 pm on Tuesday.

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