Now, here's the interesting part: only one prison guard was killed, giving though as to why there was not a more concerted defense of the prison. The prison held mostly hardened, career criminals.
Boko Haram, a Muslim extremist group fighting to institute sharia law throughout Nigeria, launched a similar massive prison break in Bauchi state in September 2010 that freed nearly 700 inmates.
COMMENT: No group immediately claimed responsibility for the prison attack. Typically, huge prison breaks in developing nations are not possible without pre-incident surveillance and "inside" help, which may explain why only one guard was killed.
Unfortunately, this prison assault will only add more criminals to the streets, in an already lawless country.