Nigeria: Gunmen attack prison, free 240 inmates

Source: Al Jazeera [Qatar state media]

“Heavily armed men raided a jail in southcentral Nigeria and freed 240 inmates — almost everyone in the prison. The attackers started a gun battle with guards late on Sunday at the medium-security prison at Kabba in Kogi state, southwest of the federal capital Abuja, a spokesman for the Correctional Service said. … Large prison outbreaks are not uncommon in Nigeria. In a brazen attack on April 5, gunmen raided Owerri police headquarters, freeing more than 1,800 inmates.” (09/13/21)