Gunmen free 144 inmates in raid on Nigerian jail

November 3, 2014 3:58 PM

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Unidentified gunmen invaded a prison in the Nigerian state of Kogi, killing one prisoner and set free at least 144 inmates, the government said Monday.

The prison came under attack by armed external forces between 9.30 p.m. and 10.00 p.m. Sunday, Adams Omale, the state Controller of the Nigerian Prison Service, told reporters.

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