The Minister of Defence, Bashir Magashi, on Wednesday, said the 64 Boko Haram suspects in Kuje Correctional Facility are missing.
Magashi disclosed this during a press conference at the facility in Abuja after gunmen had attacked the prison with explosives on Tuesday night.
The minister said the attackers are Boko Haram insurgents and 64 of its members, who were inmates in the facility, cannot be found.
They came in their numbers and released some of the inmates,that was what actually happened. We are now trying to determine the kind of inmates they released and to see what we can do to ensure that all escapees within the facility are brought back.
About 994 inmates, we have about 600 already inside now. Many people are being recaptured. The people who came to do this, from the records, belong to a particular group, from all indicators they are Boko haram.
Presently we could not locate about 64 of them that are inmates and we could not locate them.