Kuje attack: ‘Only God saved us’, Abba Kyari recounts experience1 min read
Suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari who is an inmate in Kuje prison has recounted how they survived the brutal attack on the facility by terrorists on Tuesday.
Abba Kyari while narrating their experience said, ‘’Only God saved us today (yesterday). For over two hours and 45 minutes, more than 300 terrorist took over the Kuje prison in Abuja with GPMGs, Bombs, RPGs, Many Rifles etc.
‘’The total population of the Kuje Prison inmates is about 1,476, and only 111 of the inmates refused to escape and decided to remain in the prison as 90 per cent escaped.
‘’Those that decided not to escape include former governor Jolly Nyame of Taraba State, Farouk lawal, Abba Kyari and four of his officers, retired AVM and also 107 other inmates who have less than three months to finish their jail term.’’
The Defence Minister, Magashi in a statement said over 600 inmates escaped while 64 Boko Haram members were among the escapees.