Defence Minister Bashir Magashi, Wednesday, said the entire 64 Boko Haram members in the custody of Kuje Prison escaped during Tuesday’s attack at the facilities.
Magashi told newsmen that, “I think they are about 64 in the prison and none of them now is available. All of them escaped.
“The attack started around 10:30 pm. They came in their numbers and gained entrance into the prison and they released some of the inmates and which we are now following to see the kind of inmates that they released.
“Very soon, we will give you the correct figure of the inmates that were taken. Aside from that, we are trying to see what we can do to ensure that all escapees are returned.
“The prison is accommodating about 994 inmates and over 600 escaped. Many people have been recaptured and brought back to the prison. Maybe by the close of the day, more will have been captured and returned.
“I think everything is under control. The people who came to do this activity, from the records, we believe they belong to a particular group.
“Most likely, they are Boko Haram members because we have a sizable number of Boko Haram suspects in detention, and presently we cannot locate any of them.
“I think they are about 64 in the prison, and none of them now is available.”