The Jamar Ansarul Muslimina fi Biladi Sudan, popularly known as Ansaru terrorists, have been named as the culprit of the attack on the Kuje Medium Security Custodial Centre in Abuja, according to a report by SaharaReporters.
The facility was attacked by gunmen on Tuesday night.
Quoting security sources, SaharaReporters said the terrorists invaded the facility around 9:05 pm and operated till 1:30 am on Wednesday.
One of the sources added that over 800 inmates including terrorists escaped during the attack by gunmen.
The source further said over 500 Ansaru, Boko Haram members, and Fulani herdsmen were released.
“Out of 1005 inmates, only 150 or thereabout didn’t escape. Though everywhere is calm now and some inmates have started coming back.
“Against some media reports, Nyame, Kyari, Dariye, and Wadume are still around.
“The attack was carried out by the bandits’ affiliate of Ansaru; they removed all their members and that of Boko Haram in the prison. Also, all the Fulani boys accused of killing people were released, and over 500 terrorists. They all escaped,” the top source disclosed.
The Minister of Defence, Bashir Magashi, had said none of the Boko Haram suspects detained at Kuje prison in Abuja was found after the attack on the facilities on Tuesday night.