Unknown gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram members has launched an attack on a prison office in Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno state with Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and petrol-bombs, setting all the unspecified number of inmates free, while one civilian was killed at about 6.30pm Thursday.

According to an eyewitness and resident who does not want his name mentioned said, the gunmen took the police and other security agents unawares, when the gunmen came in with three vehicles, chanting, “Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar” in Arabic Language, meaning God is great, God is great, before detonating IEDs and throwing of petrol-bombs at the prison building, located near the emir’s palace.

He said the gunmen did not meet any resistance from security agencies, as the prison building was set ablaze with explosives, setting all the inmates free.

Residents and passersby, he added, had to scamper for safety. According to him, “the attacks on and bombing of the prison building, lasted for only half an hour, before the gunmen fled to an unknown destination on the Gadamayo and Market roads of Gwoza town.
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