Gunmen attack Ekiti prison, kills warder and 20 dogs


At least one prison official was feared killed with over 20 sniffer dogs dead on Sunday night when some gunmen stormed the Federal Prison, on Afao-Ekiti road in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State. The Comptroller of Prison, Mr. Kehinde Fadipe, who confirmed the attack, said the gunmen were not Boko Haram members. Sources said the gunmen numbering about 60 stormed the prison in Hilux trucks with dangerous weapons, including cudgels, cutlasses, AK 47 rifles and charms. Another source said the attackers were chanting ‘Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar’ (God is the greatest) during the attack on the prison, where some inmates were set free. It was learnt that as soon as the gunmen arrived the prison, they detonated a bomb after which they engaged in sporadic shootings that lasted for more than 30 minutes. There were also insinuations that the attack was staged to set free a murder suspect, Mr. Adeniyi Adedipe, who is facing criminal charges over the murder of a former state chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, Chief Omolafe Aderiye. Adedipe was a former coordinator of the Oodua Peoples Congress in the state.

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