Kuje came under the attack of gunmen as at 10pm with loud gunshots and intermittently those with explosives around the Action Area One, or AA1, of the town.
The sounds which are still being heard as at the time of going to press, were assumed to be coming from the side of an estate, called El-Rufai Estate which is near the Kuje Prison.
Kuje Prison houses some big shots, like Abdul Rashid Maina and DCP Abba Kyari, who are facing criminal charges in courts.
A source who sought for anonymity informed Neptune Prime that there was a security breach in Kuje Custodial Center. He said, “Some people on motorcycles came in and the shooting began.”
He further said they intended to penetrate the prison through the back axis but the security formation at the prisons held on and later got support from the Navy barracks at Pegi.