175 inmates released in southern Nigeria jailbreak

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At least 175 inmates were released on Sunday when unknown gunmen stormed the Olokuta Medium Security Prison in Akure, the capital of southwest Nigeria’s Ondo State, according to sources and officials.

State controller of prisons Tunde Olayiwola confirmed to Xinhua the jailbreak and the number of escapees, describing the incident as unusual at the facility, which is only a kilometer away from the headquarters of an Army Brigade.

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