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Agodi prison break

Agodi prison break
Part of Prison escape
Location Oyo State, Southwestern Nigeria
Date 11 September 2007
Target Agodi Minimum Security Prison
Attack type
Prison break
Deaths 8
Non-fatal injuries
Perpetrators prisoners
Number of participants
Defenders 0

The Agodi prison break was an attack on the Agodi Minimum Security Prison in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State, Nigeria by condemned criminals.[1] The prison break was unsuccessful as no prisoners escaped from the prison.[2] It was reported that about eight inmates died in the attempt leaving eighteen others injured.[3]


The incident was reported to have occurred on 11 September 2007.[4] The event was masterminded by certain groups of condemned criminals and awaiting trial prisoners who attempted to escaped from the prison.[5] The scenario began when the prison warder on duty wanted to serve the prisoners breakfast.[6] Immediately the door was opened they rushed out of the cell with force, beating up the officer with an attempt to release other prisoners from their cells.[7] Police arrived at the scene to curtail the incipient prison break and this resulted in a clash between the inmates and the police.[8] This resulted in the death of eight prisoners and injury of eighteen others.[9] The prison break was unsuccessful as no prisoner was able to escaped from the prison.[10]

Mauren Omeli, the Oyo state prison controller general who confirm the attack claimed that the aggrieved prisoners attempted to escape over the fear of inadequate medical care.[11]

See also


  1. ^ "Riots/Jail Breaks in Nigeria Prisons: An Aetiological Study - Omale - Canadian Social Science". Retrieved 26 December 2014. 
  2. ^
  3. ^ "Details - The Nation Archive". Retrieved 26 December 2014. 
  4. ^
  5. ^ Independent Newspapers Online. "Failed jail break sees eight inmates killed". Independent Online. Retrieved 26 December 2014. 
  6. ^ "Prisoners dead in Nigerian jailbreak". Retrieved 26 December 2014. 
  7. ^ "Nigerian Prisoners Die in Attempted Jailbreak". VOA. Retrieved 26 December 2014. 
  8. ^ "Nigerian Prisons And Incessant Jailbreaks - Nigerian News from Leadership Newspapers". Nigerian News from Leadership Newspapers. Retrieved 26 December 2014. 
  9. ^ "Details - The Nation Archive". Retrieved 26 December 2014. 
  10. ^ "Eight shot dead in Nigeria jail break". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 26 December 2014. 
  11. ^ "'"BBC NEWS - Africa - Eight die in Nigeria 'jail-break. Retrieved 26 December 2014. 
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