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Nigeria: Akure Prison Break, 170 Inmates Set Free

From the article: “Over 170 inmates were set free today during a brazen attack on the Olokuta medium security prison in Akure by armed gunmen who set off explosives and broke in shooting sporadically into the air.”

The gunmen entered the prison calling out the names of those that they wanted to set free.

The Ondo State Attorney General reportedly described the incident as “pathetic.”

Makes me wonder how it takes for gunmen to enter a prison and release 170 people – not 170 random people who ran out together, but to call out 170 names and have those people be released – where was the local law enforcement?  Is there any local law enforcement?

Read more here.

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