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[Published: Tuesday April 06 2021]

 Mass jail break in Nigeria

 
ABUJA, 06 April. - (ANA) - Almost 2,000 prisoners have escaped from a jail in Nigeria. 
 
The facility in the city of Owerri, in Imo state, was targeted by gunmen who destroyed part of the prison walls with explosives, freeing 1,844 inmates. 
 
A police officer was injured in the attack. 
 
Authorities said the gunmen were from the Eastern Security Network, a military wing of a secessionist group in southeast Nigeria named the Indigenous People of Biafra.   - (ANA) -
 
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