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Nigeria: Over 100 prisoners captured after jail break

– – Over 100 prisoners who escaped from prison have been recaptured. They are part of some 240 prisoners who escaped from prison over the weekend. The prisoners escaped after gunmen attacked a correctional facility in Kogi state. A spokesman for the Nigerian Correctional Service said in a statement the correctional facility in Kogi’s Kabba district came under fire from unidentified gunmen, who raided the site and “immediately engaged the armed guards in a fierce gun battle.” At least one police officer was killed in the attack whilst another was…

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Liberia: Curfew after prisoners broke jail amid violent protests

– – Liberia has imposed a night curfew on the coastal county of Maryland effective Thursday April 1, amid the breaking of jail by some prisoners. The Maryland county has experienced several days of violent demonstrations by mostly female protesters. On Tuesday during one of these violent protests, more than 90 inmates broke jail, escaping in Harper city in the south-eastern county. According to the Police the demonstrators broke into the prison compound in search of an alleged killer of a motorcyclist, resulting in the escape of the inmates. The…

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