5 Most Dangerous Prisons In Nigeria – It’s A Miracle If You Get Out Of Number 4 Alive (With Pics)

3. Gboko

Sleeping conditions are brutal Gboko is a fast-growing town in the Benue state of North-central Nigeria. The name Gboko also refers to a Local Government in Benue state. The population for the town is over 500,000, mostly Tiv people.

Despite plans by the federal government to ensure the reformation of the criminal justice system, prisons in the country, including the Makurdi medium security prisons remain congested include Gboko.

4. Jimeta

Prison Breaks are common due to bad conditions

The Jimeta prison in Damaturu, Yobe state is especially dangerous because most times it houses religious extremists and Boko Haram prisoners, which makes it prone to violent attacks.

Most people in this prison are not sure of seeing the next day.  The Jimeta prison break in 2012 was an attack  by 40 gunmen suspected to be members of the terrorist group Boko Haram.

The attack is thought to have been a bid to rescue imprisoned members of Boko Haram. About 40 prisoners escaped from the prison; seven inmates and one prison warden died. The escaped prisoners were largely Boko Haram members.

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