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Two Nigerian Police Force personnel are currently detained in connection with the raid of Abuja’s Kuje Prison.


Terrorists who overwhelmed security guards at the prison on Tuesday night freed almost 800 inmates, including all Boko Haram suspects detained.

The incident shook the country to its core.

President Muhammadu Buhari voiced dissatisfaction with the intelligence collecting method when he visited the scene on Wednesday.

“I’m dissatisfied with the intelligence system.” Terrorists can’t organize, have weapons, and attack a security installation and get away with it. How did the prison’s defenses fail to prevent the attack? How many convicts were housed there? How many of them can you name? How many people were on duty at the time? How many of them had weapons? Were there watchtower guards? What exactly did they do? “Does the CCTV system work?” Buhari had inquired.

The Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) claimed credit for the attack hours after Buhari left Kuje.

On Wednesday night, the terrorist group released a video of several of its members shooting their way inside the facility.

In the 38-second footage, tens of fighters can be seen walking in groups while vehicles and buildings burn.

An elderly man dressed in local garb joined the young men who were shouting at the top of their lungs.

The footage was uploaded by the Islamic State’s A’maq Agency with the caption: “Fighters of the Islamic State raided Kuje jail in Abuja yesterday and succeeded in liberating hundreds of captives.”

According to Daily Trust, the two police officials were apprehended after their communication with some of the escapees was intercepted.

“Two of the terrorists who escaped spoke to a police investigation officer (IPO) in one of our stations in a compromising manner…

They are now being investigated to determine their amount of complicity, according to the source.