By Emmanuel Nduka
The Islamic States West Africa Province (ISWAP), has released a damning video of its deadly attack on the Kuje Medium Security Custodial Centre, where hundreds if inmates were freed from the prison.
The terrorist group which is an offshoot of Biko Haram, on Tuesday night attacked the Kuje prison, which is about 43 kilometres southwest od Nigeria’s capital city, Abuja releasing scores of its fighters detained at the facility.
The 28 seconds video footage, seen by Heritage Times HT on Wednesday night, captured the terrorists shooting sporadically at the facility using Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) and deploying Improvised Explosive Devices (IED), to raze the properties including vehicles while chanting “Allah Akbar”.
Earlier, spokesman of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) Abubakar Umar, while confirming the attack, said it was successfully repelled, even as residents of the area testified that the insurgents operated for close to three hours without any effective resistance by state forces.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari, who was heading to Senegal for a regional economic summit, had on Wednesday afternoon, stoped over at the scene of the violent attack to access the situation.
He expressed his disappointment in the nations intelligence community for failing to intercept such a large-scale assault on a critical establishment.