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'Boko Haram attack' frees hundreds of prisoners

At least 700 prisoners have escaped during an attack on a jail in northern Nigeria, including members of a militant Islamist sect.

Police said four people died in gunfire after members of the Boko Haram group attacked the jail, breaking locks and setting parts on fire.

Officials said 150 suspected members of Boko Haram were among the escapees.

David Campanale reports.

  • 08 Sep 2010
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