The third such major attack this year in Nigeria resulted in over 800 inmates being freed from a state prison. Police have since managed to rearrest more than 200 escapees.
At the Rennes women's prison in western France, a team of inmates and guards are working hard to beat the French indoor rowing record for the most kilometres covered in 24 hours, a challenge that offers a moment of escape, cohesion and self-improvement.
Magistrates Visit State Criminal Investigations Department Panti To Inspect Status Of Inmates.
Authorities at the Imo State Correctional Centre say only 88 inmates are in custody following an attack by unidentified gunmen on Monday. 1,755 inmates are still on the run.
The Governor of Nigeria's Imo State visits the prison in Owerri where 1,800 inmates escaped after a heavily armed gang attacked the facility using explosives. The attackers blasted their way into the Owerri prison, engaging guards in a gun battle and breaking out inmates, the national corrections authority said in a statement.
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The recent death of five inmates at the Ikoyi custodial centre has once again drawn attention to the state of Nigeria correctional centres and welfare of inmates. They were electrocuted, after an electric wire snapped and fell on a cell. The cell meant to accommodate 35 inmates, housed about 140 of them at the time of the incident.