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Nigerian Police Detain Two Officers Who Spoke With ISWAP Terrorists After Kuje Prison Attack

The two officers have been detained by the police pending further investigation on the matter.

The Nigeria Police Force has arrested two police officers who communicated with the Islamic State West African Province terrorists immediately after they had sacked Kuje Prison in Abuja on Tuesday night.

According to Daily Trust, the two officers have been detained by the police pending further investigation on the matter.


SaharaReporters earlier reported that President Muhammadu Buhari expressed shock over the Tuesday’s terrorist attack on the Kuje Correctional Centre in Abuja.

It was gathered that terrorists suspected to be members of Jamar Ansarul Muslimina fi Biladi Sudan, popularly known as Ansaru attacked the centre on Tuesday night and freed inmates including their members and Boko Haram terrorists held in custody.

Reacting on his verified Twitter page on Wednesday, the President had said he was disappointed with the intelligence system.[story_link align="left"]111476[/story_link]

“Saddened by the attack on the Medium Security Custodial Centre, Kuje. I am disappointed with the intelligence system. How can terrorists organize, have weapons, attack a security installation and get away with it? I am expecting a comprehensive report on this shocking incident,” he said.

Though the Nigeria Correction Service’s spokesperson, Umar Abubakar, said one Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps personnel and four inmates died during the incident, a source had told SaharaReporters that 10 inmates were killed during the incident.

Another source also dismissed the claim by the Minister of Defence, Bashir Magashi, that 64 Boko Haram members escaped, saying that over 201 members of the group were unaccounted for.