Hundreds of prisoners escape in Nigeria assault on prison by gunmen

Hundreds of prisoners escape in Nigeria assault on prison by gunmen


Hundreds of prisoners were reported to have escaped in an attack on a prison by gunmen in the state of Imo in the south of Nigeria, a West African country.

According to national media reports, hundreds of prisoners escaped in an attack on the prison in Owerri, the capital of Imo state, by unknown gunmen.

In the attack, the prison was set on fire, many vehicles were burned.

Such attacks are occasionally organized by the separatist Biafra Indigenous Peoples (IPOB) in the south of Nigeria.

In the operations carried out in the South region on 29 March, 16 IPOB members were caught with guns and bombs.

Millions lost their lives in the civil war that broke out in 1967, when the people of Biafra revolted in the south of Nigeria to demand the establishment of the independent state of Biafra.

The Republic of Biafra, founded in 1967 in the southeast of the country, was once again under Nigeria’s rule at the end of the civil war.

The IPOB, declared as a terrorist organization by the Nigerian state, wants to establish an independent state.

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