The Nigerian Correctional Service has confirmed that gunmen attacked the Custodial Centre in the Kuje area council of the Federal Capital Territory.
The NCS spokesperson, Umar Abubakar, confirmed the attack in a statement titled, “Medium Security Custodial Centre, Kuje attacked by gunmen.”
Abubakar said the armed squad of the service, in collaboration with other security agencies, responded to the attack.
He, however, said calm had been returned to the area.
It 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.”