The Federal Government has confirmed that about 600 inmates escaped from the Kuje Correctional Centre following the attack by suspected terrorists.
During a visit to the facility, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Interior, Shuaibu Belgore disclosed that over 300 of the inmates have been retrieved and more are on the way.
He informed that the facility houses 994 inmates and that the attackers, which he said were suspected Boko Haram terrorists, attacked the facility to rescue their co-conspirators.
Belgore also added that one person died and three others were injured during the attack.
In his remark, the spokesperson of the Nigerian Correctional Service, Umar Abubakar, said the armed squad of the service in collaboration with other security agencies responded to the attack.
He, however, disclosed that calmness has been restored in the area.