At least 1,800 inmates escape after gunmen storm Nigerian jail   | Africanews

More than 1,800 inmates escaped from a prison in Nigeria’s southeastern Imo state on Monday after an attack by “armed men,” the Nigerian Prison Service said.

“The Owerri prison (…) was attacked at about 2:15 a.m. Monday by unidentified gunmen who forcibly released 1,844 inmates,” Francis Enobore, spokesman for the Nigerian Prison Service, said in a statement.

“Witnesses reported seeing a large number of armed men in pickup trucks (…), they immediately attacked the prison staff before blowing up the main gate,” the statement said.

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