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Friday, 10 September 2010

Nigeria: Suspected Islamic sect frees more than 700 in prison break

France24 - Suspected Islamic sect frees more than 700 in prison break:
 "Suspected members of an Islamist sect have freed hundreds of inmates in an attack on a prison in northern Nigeria that led to a fierce gun battle with authorities, officials said Wednesday.
Authorities said more than 700 inmates escaped in the Tuesday night attack, including at least 150 alleged sect members. The sect blamed for the attack, known as Boko Haram, had launched an uprising in Nigeria's north last year.
Bauchi state police commissioner Danlami Yar'Adua reported four people killed, including a soldier, a police officer and two residents.
The head of Nigeria's prisons, Olusola Ogundipe, said during a visit to the scene on Wednesday that more than 120 inmates had since returned on their own and an unspecified number had been arrested."
700 escaped but only 120 have returned and an unspecified number had been arrested. So nearly 500 are free. Very bad news indeed.

  1. Islamist sect Boko Haram vows to continue Jihad.
  2. 150 killed in clashes between Islamic sect and the police.
  3. Hostages held by Boko Haram, freed.
  4. HRW asks for an investigation into death of Boko Haram’s leader.
  5. 13-yr-old girl forced to watch her pastor’s murder by Boko Haram.

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