Images from the aftermath of the attack at Kuje Prison, Abuja, has shown that the terrorists who invaded the Custodial Centre on Tuesday night, destroyed several properties.
In the photo obtained by AbaCityBlog cars parked at prison facility were burnt by the terrorists and the prison gate was also pulled down by the gunmen.
This is even as the Federal government on Wednesday, said about 600 inmates escaped during the attack.
The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Interior, Dr Shuaib Belgore, said a civil defence personnel died in the gun battle between security agencies and the attackers.
Belgore, who toured the facility to ascertain the level of damage and casualties, said about 600 inmates escaped from the facility which had a total of 994 inmates.
He could not however confirm the whereabouts of ex Plateau Governor Joshua Dariye and his Taraba counterpart Jolly Nyame who were in the facility before the attacks.
The Permanent Secretary also could not give information on the possible escape of Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari and his men who were also inside the facility.
But he said 300 of the escapees have been retrieved while between 50 to 60 have been apprehended in the outskirts of the FCT by security operatives who have launched manhunt for the escaped inmates.
Belgore disclosed that the assailants apparently came determined as they fought security operatives in the facility for more than 30 minutes, saying reinforcement was called but they escaped before arrival of more security personnel.
Asked if there were casualties on the sides of the terrorists, Belgore said it was possible they picked up those gunned down by security operatives from their sides and ran away with them.
He also said personnel who suffered gun shots wounds have been evacuated and taken to hospitals for treatment.
He added that a military helicopter is being used to trail the escaped inmates while urging citizens to be conscious of their environment and report strangers to the authorities.
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