Nigeria's gunmen invade prison, police station in northern state

2012-12-28 13:48:32 GMT2012-12-28 21:48:32(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

YOLA, Nigeria, Dec. 28 (Xinhua) -- Gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram sect in Nigeria on Friday invaded a prison and police station in the west African country's northeastern state of Adamawa.

State Controller of Prisons Andrew Barka confirmed the prison attack to Xinhua, saying some armed men stormed the Maiha Prison and unleashed terror in the area.

State commissioner of police Godfrey Okeke also confirmed the attack on the Divisional Police Station in Maiha Local Government Area of Adamawa.

A security source told Xinhua that the attack took place at about 3 a.m. local time, but could not confirm if there were casualties or if some prison inmates were released during the incident.

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