30 Inmates Escape as Gunmen Attack Nigerian Police Unit
[An Nahar] Gunmen attacked a Nigerian police unit believed to be holding suspected Islamist Orcs and similar vermin in the capital Abuja on Monday, killing two officers and leading to the escape of 30 detainees.
Authorities however claimed to have re-placed in durance vile
Drop the heater, Studs, or you're hist'try!
25 of the 30 escapees and said no one being held on "terror-related charges" was freed.
The attack on the Special Anti-Robbery Squad compound in the pre-dawn hours resulted in a shootout, with police claiming to have repelled the assailants and arrested two of them.
It was not immediately clear who was behind the attack. The raid was similar to others carried out by Islamist jihad boy group Boko Haram
... not to be confused with Procol Harum, Harum Scarum, possibly to be confused with Helter Skelter. The Nigerian version of al-Qaeda and the Taliban rolled together and flavored with a smigeon of distinctly Subsaharan ignorance and brutality...
, but criminal gangs have also committed violence under the guise of the group.
In a recent report, rights group
Amnesia Amnesty International said more than 100 people accused of links to Boko Haram had been placed in durance vile
Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'!
at a Special Anti-Robbery Squad cop shoppe in Abuja.
"In the confusion that ensued, about 30 suspects in the detention facilities of (the squad) broke out of the cells and attempted to escape," a police statement said.
"Tactical and coordinated efforts to re-arrest the fleeing suspects yielded instant results. So far, 25 of the suspects have been re-arrested, while five suspects originally being held in relation to robbery related offenses are currently on the lam."
It added that "no explosive or IED-related materials were used in the botched attack."
Members of Boko Haram have carried out scores of attacks in northern and central Nigeria, including against cop shoppes and sometimes with the intent of freeing tossed in the calaboose
Drop the rod and step away witcher hands up!
An Agence La Belle France Presse journalist who visited the scene saw the main gate outside the police unit heavily guarded, including two armored vehicles, six police trucks and more than a dozen armed coppers.
It was not immediately possible to determine whether the complex had suffered damage.
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