After the terrorist group Boko Haram attacked Abuja's prison, 600 prisoners managed escape Tuesday night. According to Bashir Magashi, Nigerian Defense Minister, half of the prisoners were captured by security forces after their escape.
Magashi stated that 64 of the 300 prisoner who managed to escape jail were part of the fundamentalist group. According to Magashi, although Boko Haram is not claiming responsibility for the attacks, "all indicators" indicate that they are.
According to local newspapers, security sources revealed that guards responsible for the security of the facility and its surroundings were removed 24 hours prior to the attack.
WATCH: Aftermath Of Terrorists Attack On Kuje Prison Where Hundreds Of Boko Haram Members Were Freed In Nigeria's Capital, Abuja pic.twitter.com/zWzMfDjVdP
This same story claims that the troops and security personnel were evacuated to other posts, and that their replacements didn't arrive until after the attack was completed.
The Nigerian insecurity, which was previously concentrated in the northeast, has expanded in recent months into other parts of the north and northwest. This raises alarm bells about possible terrorist and criminal networks.
This situation has reached a point where some local authorities such as the Zamfara (northeast), have requested that the civilian population take up arms in order to defend themselves against these groups. This has been criticised by the central government which calls it "a recipe to anarchy".
Two people were also injured by an unidentified attack by armed men on a convoy belonging the President's Team, Muhammadu Buhari in Katsina in northern Nigeria, over the past few hours.
Boko Haram, an Islamic terrorist organization and a follower the Islamic State, is known as Boko Haram. It is active in Nigeria, Chad and Niger, as well as northern Cameroon. The 2014 kidnapping of the Chibok girls made him famous. Terrorists kidnapped nearly 300 minors from northern Nigeria's school and many have yet to be found.