721 inmates freed in Nigeria's prison break
The police in northeast Nigeria's Bauchi State on Wednesday said 721 inmates of the prison that was attacked by suspected extremist Muslim group, Boko-Haram were set free by the attackers, Xinhua reported.
State Commissioner of police Danlami Yar' Adua disclosed this to Xinhua in Bauchi, adding that four persons were confirmed dead in the prison break attack.
He said one soldier, a police man and two civilians were killed during the attack last night. He added that three prison warders including some civilians were seriously injured.
Gunmen on Tuesday stormed a federal prison in northern Nigeria's Bauchi State where members of an extremist Muslim group were held. Authorities said the attack was aimed at setting free some of their members awaiting trial following last year's religious crisis which claimed many lives and properties.