150 Inmates Escape from Nigerian Jail after Facility Collapses During Heavy Rain

Several Houses Submerged in Flood Waters

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About 150 inmates escaped from a prison in Nigeria, the authorities reported.

The prison, which is located near the central city of Lokoja in Kogi state, is reported to have partly collapsed due to a heavy storm.

The medium-security jail sits in an area where two rivers meet. The heavy rains in the region lead to major flooding, which brought down a section of the prison.

Several houses are reported to have submerged.

Reports indicate that the country’s prison system is overwhelmed by congestion and poor maintenance.

The incident comes about a year after more than 180 prisoners were broken out from the same facility by suspected criminal gangs.

Wrongful death and personal injury attorney Arin Khodaverdian, President and Managing Partner of Alpine Law Group, urges accidents victims and their families to immediately seek legal assistance. “Those who are affected by tragedy have rights, but they must act quickly in order to preserve those rights to the full extent of the law. Often, swift action by an experienced attorney is imperative in order to preserve evidence, interview witnesses and immediately begin pursuing any and all responsible parties.”

While Mr. Khodaverdian does not represent any of the parties involved in this incident, he has recovered over $100 million for thousands of injury victims and their families. “In one case, we were able to recover a 7-figure settlement within 11 business days of being hired by the family of a victim killed by a negligent driver. While this result is atypical and does not predict future outcomes, justice in this case help bring about closure and a swift sense of justice for the family.”

Mr. Khodaverdian, a contributor to this site, is available for free consultations 24/7 by calling 800-984-4123.