The Islamic State-backed faction of Boko Haram, known as the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) has claimed responsibility for Tuesday’s attack on Kuje Correctional Centre in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
Gun men attacked the facility on Tuesday morning.
According to one of the sources, the terrorists invaded the facility around 9:05 pm and operated till 1:30 am on Wednesday morning.
He added that over 800 inmates including terrorists escaped during the attack by gunmen.
ISWAP in a video released on Wednesday claimed responsibility for the attack.
In the video, the terrorist sect showed some of its men shooting their way into the facility.
Watch video here: