Police: Nigeria's Boko Haram free 40 in prison break

By REUTERS
June 24, 2012 17:44

 
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LAGOS - Nigeria's Islamist sect Boko Haram stormed a prison in their northeastern heartland on Sunday, freeing 40 inmates, police said, in the latest of a string of attacks blamed on the group.

"There was an attack on the Yobe prison this morning, the Boko Haram sect attacked the prison through the Emir palace, 40 inmates escaped," said Patrick Egbuniwe, Yobe State police commissioner.

"They attacked with rifles, the police and the joint task force confronted them and the Boko Haram members that were shot were carried away by the sect."

He said two of the attackers were shot dead and some policemen were injured. Gun battles between sect members and security forces in Yobe's capital Damaturu killed 40 people on Tuesday last week.

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