MOSCOW, 23 October – More than 800 prisoners fled after an armed attack on a prison in the Nigerian state of Oyo, more than 200 were detained, the local agency reports. NAN with reference to a representative of the state correctional center.
Earlier newspaper Punch reported that an armed attack had been carried out on a prison in southwestern Nigeria and prisoners had escaped. Security officials began searching for the fugitives.
According to the agency, the gunmen clashed with the prison guards, then sneaked into the facility’s courtyard and used dynamite to destroy the wall.
“He (the spokesman) said that only 262 escaped prisoners were detained, 575 are still at large,” the NAN said in a statement.
It is noted that in prison, the fugitives were awaiting a court verdict.