At least one person died, while three others sustained injuries in the attack on the Kuje Correctional Centre in Abuja.
This was disclosed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Interior, Mr. Shuaibu Belgore during his visit to the facility on Wednesday.
Belgore explained that out of about 600 prison inmates that fled in the attack, over 300 of the inmates were retrieved. He added that more inmates are on the way.
The Kuje Custodial Centre was attacked late Tuesday night as explosions and gunshots were heard from the direction of the correctional centre.
The spokesperson for the Nigerian Correctional Service, Umar Abubakar, who confirmed the attack earlier, said normalcy had been restored after security agencies intervened.