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Scores Of Prisoners Escape In Boko Haram Raid On Abuja Prison

July 07 2022


Boko Haram militants have attacked a prison near Abuja, the Nigerian capital, freeing hundreds of inmates, reports the Leadership (Abuja).

On Tuesday night, militants assaulted the Kuje medium-security prison. A source told the newspaper that more than 300 gunmen were involved in the three-hour attack.

Interior ministry officials told Reuters that about 600 of the 900 prisoners at the facility had escaped, although about half had been recaptured.

The Boko Haram fighters were seeking...

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