The terrorists claimed the responsibility in a video released Wednesday, July 6, 2022.
Recall, it was earlier reported that the Kuje prison which housed more than one thousand inmates came under attack around 10:27 p.m. on Tuesday, July 5, 2022, with bomb explosions and gun shots.
No fewer than 600 inmates including 67 Boko Haram terrorists were said to have been freed during the attack.
The Federal Government had blamed Boko Haram terrorists for the attack, and was claimed that the invasion was to free high-profile members of the sects and bandits.
However, in the video released on Wednesday, the terrorists showed how some of its members entered the Kuje prison.
The 38 seconds video showed that the terrorists shot indiscriminately before gaining access into the prison.
A check showed that the Islamic State’s A’maq Agency first released the video with a caption in Arabic. The caption read, “Fighters of Islamic State attacked Kuje prison in Abuja yesterday and succeeded in releasing many prisoners.”
The video showed an elderly man and young men shouting while claiming responsibility for the attack with many fighters marching as vehicles and building were on fire.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari who earlier visited the scene of the attack has expressed his disappointment in the intelligence system of the country.
The president’s statement reads; “Saddened by the attack on the Medium Security Custodial Centre, Kuje. I am disappointed with the intelligence system.
“How can terrorists organize, have weapons, attack a security installation and get away with it? I am expecting a comprehensive report on this shocking incident,” he said
It was gathered that the president made the visit on his way to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, en route to Dakar, Senegal, for a scheduled International Development Association (IDA) for Africa Summit.
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