President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday visited the Kuje Medium Correctional Centre hours after it was attacked by terrorists suspected to be members of Boko Haram.
According to earlier reports heavily armed gunmen invaded the federal facility around 10.30pm and successfully operated for about one hour unhindered.
It was learned they reportedly freed Boko Haram inmates and other detainees at the correctional centre. Other inmates also used the opportunity of the attack to escape from the Kuje Prison.
Meanwhile, over fifty inmates who escaped during a terrorist attack on Kuje Prison on Tuesday evening have been recaptured.
The escapees were rearrested by officials of the Nigerian Correctional Services, NCS, on Wednesday and also returned to the facility.
This development comes hours after the Minister of Defence, Bashir Magashi, had revealed that many of the inmates who escaped have been recaptured and brought back to the prison.
Magashi stated that over 600 inmates escaped and all Boko Haram inmates at the facility were released during the terror attack.