Saturday, 14 February 2015

200 jailbirds Free in Nigeria

Abuja – Gunmen opened fire and broke into a prison in the central Nigerian city of Minna, frees around 200 prisoners, a police spokesman and security sources said.
200 jailbirds Free in Nigeria
On Saturday, the sources said the gunmen took the facility late in Niger state, close to the capital Abuja. Al Qaeda-linked group Ansaru and Islamist sect Boko Haram and have been in arrears of several prison searches in recent years, even though it was unclear whether they had anything to do with this one.

The police spokesperson for Niger state said the escape was still being investigated.

“It is still not clear yet whether this is Boko Haram or some other criminal gangs who had freed the prisoners,” one of the security sources said. “I belief there were many respndents of high profile Boko Haram being held in Minna.”

Lastr month in central Kogi state, an explosives used by the gunmen to make their way into a prison in the city of Lokoja, killed one person and released 144 prisoners.

A man named Suleiman Muhammad, who was the resident of Minna living near the prison, said he heard firings but no explosions and saw the guards escaping shortly after the first attack.

The Council for Foreign Relations (CFR) this week assessed that violence on some 10,340 people who then made forceful to deaths between November 2013 and November 2014 were related to Boko Haram.

Some criminal gangs was sitting largely of Fulani cattle rustlers in central Nigeria that have killed many innocent people over the past two years.
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