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Hundreds of prisoners escape in Owerri amid armed attack

5 April 2021 Nigeria has experienced one of its largest jailbreaks — involving more than 1,800 inmates — after gunmen attacked a prison in the south of the country. More than 1,800 inmates of a prison in southern Nigeria have escaped after heavily armed men attacked the facility in the early hours of the morning, prison authorities said on Monday. …

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Nigerian military reshuffle belies serious security concerns

27 January 2021 As Nigeria battles a domestic insurgency and wilting trust in its armed forces, President Buhari’s overhaul has exposed exasperation with the military’s ineffectiveness to guarantee security for the country. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has replaced four of the country’s top military heads following months of pressure over the nation’s worsening security crisis.  Buhari, who took office in 2015 with a pledge to …

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Okorocha in secret talks over a deal with Ihedioha

27 October 2019 Rochas Okorocha, the former governor of Imo State and current senator representing Orlu, is said to be close to striking a deal with his successor as governor, Emeka Ihedioha, that will see all corruption charges against the senator dropped. Ihedioha, of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), promised the people of the state on assumption of office in …

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