10 killed in Abidjan aborted jail break

10 killed in Abidjan aborted jail break

Monday, February 22, 2016 10:06 am


Front gate of Abidjan MACA Prison

Front gate of Abidjan MACA Prison

Nine prisoners and one guard were killed at the main jail in Abidjan, the commercial capital of Ivory Coast in a failed escape attempt by inmates who had obtained firearms, prosecutor general Aly Yeo said on state television on Sunday.

The breakout bid at the MACA prison began on Saturday when prisoners opened fire on guards.

Yeo said the rebellion was put down on Sunday.

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