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26 September 2017 14:35 (South Africa)

Prison Break Africa: Hundreds of prisoners escape in Nigeria

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

Authorities are seeking almost 700 prisoners who escaped from a jail in northern Nigeria after gunmen broke in and almost emptied the jail. 721 inmates escaped, but authorities immediately recaptured 35 of the detainees. Authorities suspect that the Boko Haram Islamist sect was responsible for the attack, which freed the inmates and left one police officer dead and two prison officials injured. More than 200 Boko Haram gunmen attacked the prison where some of their members were detained. This is certainly a less fussy way to spring someone from jail than messing about with with full body tattoos and an elaborate plan. Read more: AFP via Yahoo NewsCNN

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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