Kuje jail assault: 64 Boko Haram suspects have escaped – Minister of Defence, Bashir Magashi

The Minister of Defence, Bashir Magashi, has stated that no fewer than 64 inmates present

The Minister of Defence, Bashir Magashi, has stated that no fewer than 64 inmates present process trial for terrorism had been amongst people who escaped from the Kuje Medium Jail after the assault on Tuesday evening, July 5.

Addressing journalists after taking an evaluation tour of the ability, the minister stated

“The assault began round 10:30pm. They got here of their numbers gained entrance into the jail and launched a few of the inmates and which we at the moment are following to see the form of inmates that they’ve launched.

“Very quickly, we will provide you with the proper determine of the inmates that had been taken. Apart that, we try to see what we are able to do to make sure that all escapees are returned again.

The jail is accommodating about 994 inmates and over 600 escaped. Many individuals have been recaptured and introduced again to the jail. Perhaps by the shut of the day, extra could have been captured and returned.

I believe all the pieces is beneath management. The individuals who got here to do that exercise, from the information, we imagine they belong to a specific group. Almost definitely, they’re Boko Haram members as a result of we have now sizeable variety of Boko Haram suspects in detention, and presently we can not find any of them.

I believe they’re about 64 within the jail and none of them now’s accessible they’ve all escaped.”

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