Nigeria’s Department of State Services (DSS) says there were 21 casualties in today’s attempted jail break in Abuja.

In an update late on Sunday, DSS Deputy Director in charge of Public Relations, Marilyn Ogar, said that two service personnel also received serious injuries.

Three other detainees who received gunshot injuries have also died, she said. 

Investigation into the incident is continuing.

Inmates at the SSS detention facility in Abuja overpowered guards on Sunday and briefly took over the SSS headquarters. Several detainees were freed until the army was called in to quell the insurrection.

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