More than 1800 prisoners escape in Nigeria

More than 1,800 inmates have escaped after a heavily armed gang attacked a prison in Owerri prison in Imo state using explosives, correctional authorities said.   

“I can confirm that the Imo State command of the Nigerian Correctional Service was attacked by unknown gunmen in Owerri,” Imo state corrections service spokesman James Madugba 

The situation is under control,” he said.  

President Muhammadu Buhari called the attack an “act of terrorism” carried out by anarchists and urged security forces to capture the assailants and the escaped detainee. 

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