Daily Trust (Abuja)

Nigeria: Boko Haram - SSS Foils Attempted Jail Break

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Nigerian security officers.

The State Security Service (SSS) has foiled an attempted jail break by suspected Boko Haram members detained at the head office of the Service.

A statement issued by the spokesperson of the SSS Marilyn Oga said,"At 0715 hours, the Service suspect handler went to the detention facility within the Headquarters to feed the suspects. One of the suspects attempted to disarm him by hitting him at the back of his head with his handcuff. His attempt to escape drew the attention of other guards at the facility who fired some shots to warn and deter others."

She added that, "The gun shots attracted the attention of the military with whom we have an understanding of mutual assistance in the event of any threat. The Army immediately deployed a team to reinforce our perimeter guards to forestall any external collaborators. The situation has since been brought under control."

"Further details will be communicated," the SSS statement said.

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