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Abba Kyari Moved From Kuje Prison After Terrorist Bombing
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Abba Kyari Moved From Kuje Prison After Terrorist Bombing 

This follows the attack on the Kuje prison in Abuja.

By Omotayo Olutekunbi

The majority of the 700 detainees at Abuja’s Kuje jail institution have apparently fled.

Other convicts have been taken from the jail, including the suspended deputy commissioner of police, Abba Kyari, who was remanded there by a Federal High Court.

Kyari is on trial for allegedly trafficking cocaine with four former police officers, the Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Unit (IRT), and two other people seized in January at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport in Enugu, Enugu State.

On Tuesday night, gunmen thought to be terrorists attacked the jail facility in the capital city of Nigeria. According to SaharaReporters, the building was destroyed by the massive ammunition the attackers carried with them.

According to many accounts, the gunmen entered the building at 10 pm.

At the time this story was written, information about the attack’s casualties was still hazy, although one of the Sahara Reporters reported an “inside source” as indicating that several prisoners managed to escape.

“The place was completely ruined and all the inmates have left the facility for now, including Abba Kyari,” a source reportedly said.

“Most of the inmates have escaped from the facility; it is sad. It houses over 700 inmates,” another source said.

Can you hear the gunshot? one of our informants had earlier asked while the incident was taking place. We are the target of an attack.

Established in 1989, the Kuje jail houses detainees in minimal and maximum holding cells.

Former governors and ministers are among the high-profile criminals it is renowned for holding.

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