Reports say a major fire has engulfed several buildings inside Kuje prison, Abuja.
The fire reportedly started around 10:45 am. A group calling itself the Prisoners Against Injustice in Nigeria (PAIN) has claimed responsibility for the fire.
PAIN made the claim in a handwritten statement posted on the Prison Notice Board before it was hurriedly removed by the Prison authorities.
PAIN said the attack was meant to draw the attention of the world to the pathetic state of prisons and corruption within prison services.