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General / Demonstrators storm a prison in southern Nigeria and release prisoners

Tuesday 3/3/1442 AH corresponding to 20/10/2020 AD, SPA

Abuja 02 Rabi Al-Awal 1442 AH corresponding to October 19, 2020 AD SPA
Protesters in Edo province, southern Nigeria, stormed a prison in the area and released dozens of prisoners.
An Edo provincial government official, Osarudion Uji, said today that the incident occurred after demonstrators protesting against police “excesses” broke through the walls of the Nigerian Correctional Center headquarters in Benin, a city in Edo.
Oji said that the state government imposed a 24-hour curfew throughout the province after the prison break-in, noting that “this decision became necessary due to the extremely disturbing incidents of sabotage and attacks on individuals and institutions by unidentified persons under the guise of anti-police protesters.”
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