300 prisoners escape after alleged Boko Haram attack on Nigerian prison

Around 300 prisoners have escaped after suspected Boko Haram militants attacked a prison outside the Nigerian capital, using explosives to free some of the detained jihadists, a government official said.

“We realized that they (the attackers) belonged to Boko Haram and came specifically for their accomplices… Now we have arrested about 300 out of about 300 people,” senior Interior Ministry official Shvaybo Balgor told reporters after the attack on Kogi on Tuesday evening. prison on the outskirts of Abuja. 600 people have escaped from prison.”

Source: AFP.

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