The Custodial Center in the Kuje local council of the Federal Capital Territory was attacked, according to the Nigerian Correctional Service.
Umar Abubakar, the service’s spokesperson, said in a statement in the wee hours of Wednesday that the armed squad of the service responded to the attack in coordination with other security agencies.
However, he claimed that the neighborhood had returned to peace.
The statement was titled, “Medium Security Custodial Centre, Kuje, attacked by gunmen.”
It read, “I wish to confirm that at about 2200hrs, some yet-to-be-identified gunmen attacked the Medium Security Custodial Centre, Kuje, in the Federal Capital Territory.
“However, men of the Armed Squad of the Nigerian Correctional Service and other security agencies attached to the Custodial Centre have responded and calm has been restored to the facility and the situation is under control.
“Other details will be made available soon.”