The State Security Service, SSS, Sunday confirmed that 21 persons died during the exchange of gunfire that followed an attempted jailbreak at the Asokoro headquarters of the service in Abuja.
The Deputy Director of the State Security Service, Ms. Marilyn Ogar, in a statement noted, “Following our earlier releases, it has been established that 18 casualties were recorded, while two service personnel sustained serious injuries. Three other detainees who sustained gunshot injuries during the incident have also died.”
The SSS spokesperson said investigation was still ongoing to ascertain the immediate and remote causes of the incident.
She, however, added that three detainees, who sustained gunshots injuries, later died.