President Muhammadu Buhari has paid an unscheduled visit to the Kuje Correctional Centre, Abuja, to assess the level of damage caused by the Boko Haram terrorists who invaded the facility on Tuesday night.

The terrorists terrorists numbering over 300 stormed the facility with explosives and high caliber weapons while shooting sporadically from all the direction of the correctional centre located in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

At the end of the daring assault, the terrorists accomplished their likely mission to release 64 Boko Haram members who were held at the facility,

The President was on his way to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, en route to Dakar, Senegal, for International Development Association (IDA) for Africa Summit.

The President’s planned journey to Dakar came under scrutiny because of the attack on the correctional Centre and the earlier ambush of his advance team to Daura on Tuesday.

Earlier, the Minister of Defence, Bashir Magashi, said the detained Boko Haram terrorists in Kuje Correctional facility have escaped from the centre.

He said that all the 64 members of the Boko Haram terrorists escaped from the facility following the invasion of the Centre in the early hours of Wednesday.

He said that the Federal Government is working hard to ensure that other fleeing inmates are recaptured and returned back in the facility.


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