speciesrights.org – (Watch)New Leaked Video of Kuje Prison Attack Appears,Terrorist bundle, Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) has ensured responsibility for the Tuesday night’s assault on Kuje Medium Security Custodial Center, Abuja, where inmates, including Boko Haram terrorists, were freed.
The terrorist bundle, in a short video released Wednesday, said it succeeded in freeing dozens of prisoners.
The 38 seconds video released by the Islamic State’s A’maq Agency had a subtitle in Arabic, translated as “Fighters of Islamic State pursued Kuje prison in Abuja yesterday and succeeded in freeing dozens of prisoners.”
In the recording, sporadic gunshots were heard and vehicles in the custodial focus were set consuming by attackers.
In a statement Wednesday, the Nigerian Correctional Service said: “A sum of 879 inmates escaped from the facility during the sad assault. As at the hour of this report, 443 have been recuperated, 551 inmates are as of now in custody, 443 inmates are still at large.”
The statement signed by the Service Public Relations Officer, Mr Abubakar Umar, said, “Four inmates are dead and 16 inmates sustained various degree of injuries and are being treated at the present time. However, efforts are progressing to recuperate all escaping inmates.”