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575 inmates escape in latest Nigeria jailbreak

By CHINEDU ASADU
Associated Press

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Around 575 inmates have been freed after a jailbreak in southwest Nigeria. It was the third jailbreak this year in Africa’s most populous country. A prison official told The Associated Press on Saturday that the jailbreak at the Oyo correctional facility in Oyo state happened late Friday night He could not confirm how the incident happened but said an investigation has started. Jailbreaks in the West African nation are becoming frequent and the attacks, though not connected, are carried out in a similar manner, by people from outside using explosives.

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