There is a riot currently ongoing at Kuje Prison in Abuja. The prison inmates who tried to escape have been teargassed, while bullets have been fired into some of the prison cells.
The new Comptroller-General (CG) of the Nigerian Prisons Service (NPS), Ja’afaru Ahmed, has arrived the prison premises.
Recall that similar jail break had been carried out in some of the Nigerian Prison Services facilities lately, with some prisoners eventually escaping while some were re-arrested.
Mobile police officers have been drafted to secure the environment.
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