Published On: Wed, Sep 15th, 2021
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Nigerian Forces Recapture 114 From Mass Jailbreakon September 15, 2021 at 8:20 am

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ABUJA—A total of 114 of the 266 inmates who escaped from a Nigerian prison on Sunday have been recaptured, the prison service said on Tuesday. Heavily armed gunmen raided the medium-security jail at Kabba in south-central Nigeria late on Sunday, blowing up the perimeter fence and freeing almost everyone, but killing a soldier and a police officer, authorities said. The attackers fought a gun battle with guards in what was the second major jailbreak in Nigeria this year. “Following the attack … and the swift intervention of the controller general of corrections … a total of 114 escapees have been recaptured,” a spokesman said. Nigeria is struggling with security problems across its vast territory, including armed robberies by criminal gangs, an Islamic insurgency in the northeast, and a spate of mass abductions from schools in the northwest. Twenty-eight out of the 294 inmates at Kabba did not escape, the interior …

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