Islamic terrorism is prevalent in the North-East of this country and children are kidnapped in schools in the North-West. There were 294 prisoners in the Kaaba prison, out of which only 28 are left in jail. Earlier this number was told 240 by the jail authorities.
This is the second largest attack on a Nigerian prison of the year.
There has been a major attack in Nigeria where attackers have freed 266 prisoners by targeting a prison. This information has been given by the Ministry of Home Affairs of Nigeria. The ministry has said that a soldier and a police officer have died in the attack and two guards are also absconding.
This is the second largest attack on a Nigerian prison of the year. It has been told by the authorities that the prison located in Kaaba in the south-central Nigerian state of Kogi was attacked by heavily armed assailants late on Sunday night. This place is towards the southwest of the capital Abuja.
all the prisoners of the jail free
The attackers blew up the prison wall and released 266 prisoners, or almost all the prisoners. It is being told that the attackers destroyed the wall from three sides and they used a dangerous explosive. There was also heavy exchange of fire between the guards of the prison and the attackers. The security in this jail is of medium level and it is believed that the lack of security is a major reason behind the attack. Nigeria is a country that is facing tough security challenges in its border. Often criminal gangs loot weapons.
The biggest attack happened in April
Islamic terrorism is prevalent in the North-East of this country and children are kidnapped in schools in the North-West. There were 294 prisoners in the Kaaba prison, out of which only 28 are left in jail. Earlier this number was told 240 by the jail authorities. This is the second major attack on a prison in Nigeria this year. Earlier, Avery’s jail was attacked in the month of April. 1800 prisoners fled in that attack. The police had blamed the banned separatist organization Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) for that attack. This organization is campaigning for several south-eastern states of Nigeria.
Prisoners were more than capacity in jail
The attackers involved in the attack that took place on Sunday are yet to be identified. This prison of Kaaba was started in the year 2008. The prison has a capacity of 200 inmates. While 224 prisoners were waiting for the trial to begin at the time of the attack, 70 were convicted on different charges. In Nigeria, suspects are detained and sent to jail before the trial. According to human rights organizations, there are more prisoners in the jail than capacity and the legal procedures are also not correct. According to the Ministry of Home Affairs, 15 soldiers, 10 police officers and 10 prison guards were deployed during the attack in the Kaaba prison.
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