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10 killed in thwarted Cote I’voire prison break


Abidjan – No fewer than 10 people were killed in an attempted jail break in Abijan, Cote d’Ivoire capital city, authorities said on Monday.

The incident occurred after inmates, who had obtained firearms, tried in a failed escape attempt to break jail.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”70560″]

The deceased included nine prisoners and one guard killed during sporadic gunshots, prosecutor general Aly Yeo told newsmen.

‘’The breakout bid at the MACA prison, began on Saturday when prisoners opened fire on guards’’ Yeo said

He said that the incident was brought under control by Sunday. (Reuters/NAN)

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