Minister of Defence, Major General Bashir Magashi (retd.) has disclosed that about 64 Boko Haram terrorists escaped during the attack on the Kuje custodial centre in Abuja yesterday.
Magashi made this known on Wednesday while addressing newsmen after the incident.
Truthlive.net had reported that the attackers freed about 600 inmates in the attack on the facility that lasted hours on Tuesday night.
His words: “Well, we too heard the attack. The incident started between 10 and 10:25 am the security operatives recaptured some. What actually happened was they came in their numbers and released some of the inmates. We are now trying to see the kind of inmates they released.
“We are trying to see what we can do to see that all escapes within the prison accommodation are brought back to the prison yard.
“About 994 inmates, we have about 600 already inside now. Many people are being recaptured. The people who came to do this from the records belong to a particular group, from all indicators they are Boko Haram.