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Correctional Service confirms attack at Kuje prison

The Nigerian Correctional Service has confirmed an attack on the correctional center in the Kuje area of Abuja.

Spokesman, Umar Abubakar, in a statement on Wednesday, said the armed personnel st the prison were able to repel the attack.

He added that normalcy had since been returned in the centre.

The statement read, “I wish to confirm that at about 2200hrs, 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.

“Other details will be made available soon.”

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