A group of well-armed gunmen earlier today carried out an attack on the Special Anti -Robbery Squad detention facility in Garki area 11 in Nigeria's federal capital Abuja.

The detention center used by the Nigerian police to hold high level violent criminals was attacked in a brazen manner by the attackers from the Boko Haram sect. The center reportedly holds some senior commanders of Boko Haram including the wife of the Kabiru Sokoto, the Christmas day Catholic church bomber in Suleja, Niger State.

Police spokespersons did not respond to calls regarding the attack. SaharaReporters learnt the police authorities are too embarrassed to discuss the attempted jailbreak  twenty four hours after the sect attacked a military church near Kaduna killing at least 10 people including military officers.

Plain clothed policemen have cordoned off the area preventing reporters from taking pictures. A photo journalist from Daily Independent newspaper who attempted to take a picture of the scene of the attack was severely beaten by the police and immediately arrested and detained.

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