May 23, 2024

Abba Kyari, Dariye, Nyame missing after attack on Kuje Prisons


Some high-profile inmates at the Kuje Correctional Centre, Abuja might have escaped Tuesday night’s attacks on the facility by some gunmen.

The attacks, which lasted for hours, were said to have been resisted by military personnel and prison guards on duty.

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

The gunmen shelled the facility with bombs and explosives on Tuesday night.

Former Plateau Governor Joshua Dariye and his Taraba counterpart Jolly Nyame who had been granted pardon by the National Council of States were also in the facility.

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 our Correspondent 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.

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