The raid on Abuja’s Kuje Prison on Tuesday, July 5, has been blamed on the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP).

The terrorist demonstrated some of its members shooting their way into the facility in a video posted online on Wednesday night. The 38-second footage showed dozens of warriors walking in formation while cars and buildings caught fire.

The young men who were shouting at the top of their lungs were joined by an older man dressed in native clothing.

The video was uploaded by the Islamic State’s A’maq Agency with the following caption:

“Fighters of Islamic State attacked Kuje prison in Abuja yesterday and succeeded in freeing dozens of prisoners.”

The words were written in Arabic.

Watch the video released below…


Recall that Ghgossip earlier reported that inmates who escaped Kuje prison during the attack by terrorists earlier this morning have been recaptured.

Vanguard News reported that the terrorists planted bombs in an apparent move to gain entry into the facility and free some of its members from the Kuje Medium Custodial Centre in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

Vanguard reported that hundreds of inmates escaped after gunmen suspected to be Ansaru terr@rists stormed the facility on Tuesday night with b@mbs and heavy gunfire.

In the new development, the Nigerian Correctional Services, NCS has successfully recaptured several Inmates that escaped during a terror attack on Kuje Prison.

The Defense Minister, Bashir Magashi, told the media that during the attack, all the Boko Haram detainees escaped. Also, the Minister said the att@ck started around 10:30 pm with heavy gunfire and explosion.