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How Abba Kyari, Others Escaped Death From Kuje Correctional Facility

ByOluwaponmile Awokoya

Jul 9, 2022

Fresh facts have emerged on how embattled Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Abba Kyari, and others in the VIP wing of the Kuje Custodial Centre, in Abuja, escaped death when suspected Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters blew up the facility.

The former Commander of the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Intelligence Response Team (IRT) is undergoing trial over drug related offences leveled against him by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

Suspected ISWAP members stormed the Custodial Centre, on Tuesday night and freed over 880 of their members held in the facility.

A personnel of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) lost his life while a policeman sustained severe injuries during the attack.

An impeccable prison sources said as soon as the heavily armed terrorists entered the facility, they headed straight to the cells where most of their members were kept.

The source said, the shooting continued when the terrorists got to the cells and succeeded in freeing some of their colleagues.

Hybridnewsng report that one of the terrorists started shouting the names of Abba Kyari and his men.

According to the source, the attackers knew where they were heading to and that as soon as they got to the VIP wing some of them started to say that Abah Kyari and others in the VIP wing must be fished out and killed.

The source said the criminals headed towards the isolated area saying in Hausa; “Abba Kyari, you are dead, we will kill you now”.

The source said several gunshots were heard and that some of them thought Kyari and others have been killed in the shooting that followed.

“We took covers under tables as the terrorists fired several rounds of ammunition. They also threw bombs in the same direction” the source said.

The source said what saved the day was a reprisal, shootings from military men from outside the building.

“The heavily armed gang members hastily left through the wall behind where they came from. We ran into the cells.

“They moved without restrain or direction from anybody towards where their members are signifying that they must have carried out surveillance discreetly before storming the center” the source said.

According to the source many of the inmates escaped through the same route while others just lay down flat in their different cells.

The source said Abba Kyari and his men had the opportunity to also escape along with others, but refused to. They decided to remain in the Correctional Center with Honorable Farouk lawal, Former Governor Jolly Nyame and few others.

The source revealed that a good number of the inmates are dangerous terrorist, kidnappers, Armed robbers, suspected members of the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB), Boko Haram commanders.

The source said many of them are death sentenced for murders, most especially that bomb Kuje and Nyaya in 2015, arrested by Abba Kyari and his team

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