A few hours after being attacked by alleged Boko Haram fighters, the Kuje Medium Correctional Center was visited by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday.
According to earlier accounts, highly armed assailants entered the federal building around 10.30 p.m. and were able to operate without being stopped for approximately an hour.
We learned that they allegedly released prisoners held at the detention facility by Boko Haram as well as other prisoners. The attack provided an opening for further inmates to escape from Kuje Prison.
In the meantime, authorities have caught more than fifty prisoners who escaped after a terrorist attack on Kuje Prison on Tuesday night.
The escapees were rearrested by officials of the Nigerian Correctional Services, NCS, on Wednesday and also returned to the facility.
This development comes hours after the Minister of Defence, Bashir Magashi, had revealed that many of the inmates who escaped have been recaptured and brought back to the prison.
Magashi stated that over 600 inmates escaped and all Boko Haram inmates at the facility were released during the terror attack.